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Call for Proposals: Universal Design in Post-Secondary Teaching - Reality or Utopia?

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is now seeking proposals for “Universal Design in Post-Secondary Teaching:  Reality or Utopia?”— A Symposium for Educators. This event will be held on November 9-10, 2014 on the UNB campus in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Proposal submission details can found at http://www.unb.ca/conferences/udlconference The deadline for proposal submissions is June 20, 2014. Theory, research, practices, critique, and initiatives relating to universal design at the post-secondary level will be explored. This event will engage post-secondary faculty from all disciplines and learning contexts as well as staff from centers for Excellence in Teaching and Disability Support offices. Theory, research, practices, critique, and initiatives relating to universal design at the post-secondary level will be explored.

This exciting learning opportunity for post-secondary educators is brought to you by the University of New Brunswick and sponsored by the Government of New Brunswick. The Department of Post-Secondary Education Training and Labour, Mount Allison University, Saint Thomas University, Université de Moncton, New Brunswick Community College, and the College Communautairé du Nouveau-Brunswick are collaborating on this symposium.

The concept of Universal Design—the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design (Schelly, Davies, Spooner, 2011)—has inspired Universal Design for Learning (UDL), a framework for designing instruction that enables all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning (Burgstahler, 2011). Scott, McGuire, and Foley in 2003 asserted that applying the principles of UDL may provide the tools for addressing disability access and other legitimate student needs in a proactive way that preserves the integrity of the course while promoting learning for a broader range of students.

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If you have questions, please contact:

Judy Gorham, Symposium Chair, University of New Brunswick

1-506-453-3515

P.O. Box 4400
Fredericton,
New Brunswick,
Canada
E3B 5A3



 

 




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