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Friday, April 27 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Incorporating Inclusive Assessment and Universal Design within the curriculum.

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Universal Design within education refers to developing course content, assessment, teaching materials and delivery methods to be accessible by all students including students with disability. The goal of applying UD design principles to assessments is to design and develop assessments that allow participation & success for all students. There is limited focus on inclusive assessment within the current assessment regime, which mainly consists of traditional assessment practices such as examinations and essays. This presentation will introduce the broad principles of Universal Design in assessment as covered in literature and the importance of incorporating multiple means of representation, action, expression and engagement within assessments. The presentation will explore how incorporating Universal Design principles within the curriculum can improve outcomes for students and reduce faculty workload. We will provide an overview of the practical steps, which we have taken at Sydney University to begin the transformation of assessment planning to ensure that universal design principles are incorporated in the process.

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Dagmar Kminiak

A management professional with a Psychology and Rehabilitation background. Dagmar has over 13 years experience in the Disability Services field and extensive experience in implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives, programs and policies. Dagmar has directed both her education... Read More →
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Terri Mears

Terri has over 20 years’ experience in the UK and Australia as an OT and a manager within the Disability Sector. Her experience in education includes provision of OT services in schools and the provision of professional development and training to staff, clients and students in... Read More →

Friday April 27, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
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