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Running head: U.D.L.1Universal Design for Learning and Approaches ReflectionChase ZarateGrand Canyon University: SPD 500Prof. Bassanya Bryant-SpannFebruary 12, 2020
2U.D.L.Instructional Approach and Practice: Universal Design for LearningThe Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is one of the most progressive, inclusive, andmodern teaching instructional methods available to educators today. UDL principles aredesigned to respond to the needs of all students, which is especially beneficial to students withdisabilities. For both general and education teachers, UDL aims to increase the variety ofinstruction options for students, while boasting the desired goal(s) for learning based on thecurriculum being taught on a certain day. This essay will take a look at the guidelines of UDLencourage engagement, representation, action, and expression of both general and specialeducation students. By examining three instructional approaches revolving around UDL thatpromote each of the aforementioned curriculum goals, the influence UDL has towards effectiveinstructional practice and student receptiveness comes to light.UDL in the Educational SettingUDL aims to be more inclusive and give more variety of instruction for students in anygiven curriculum. The principles of “UDL can be applied to all aspects of instruction, includingclass climate, interactions, physical environments and products, delivery methods, informationresources and technology, feedback, and assessment” (Burgstahler, 2017). One of the most keyaspects of the principles behind UDL is increased interaction and inclusion for students with allranges of abilities. Methods inside of UDL curriculum that provide increased interaction for

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