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On June 14th 2021 the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris launched the UDL Guidance for FET Practitioners. This UDL for FET Practitioners Guidance represents the culmination of a substantial consultation and engagement process with FET practitioners and leaders across FET, national and international UD/UDL and inclusive education experts, senior representatives from Government Departments and Agencies, NGOs, and support organisations.
This action/planning focused word-template is designed for deeper practitioner reflection and planning on intentionally implementing each UDL guideline, individually or in collaboration with your colleagues.
ETBI UDL Webinars
ETBI has facilitated the development of a series of 5 online interactive seminars, which aim to strengthen knowledge and understanding of UDL and offer practical insights on embedding UDL in ETB FET. The webinar series is driven by and aimed at practitioners who design and deliver FET programmes of all kinds, especially instructors and college/ centre support staff
Webinar 1 What is Universal Design for Learning in Further Education and Training?
Webinar 1 session is facilitated by Alison Jones and Mike Downes, GRETB. It introduces the concept and practice of UDL. Areas for Discussion and debate include:
the origins of UDL
UDL as a lens
development of UDL principles & guidelines
the practical application of UDL in apprenticeship programmes.
The session adopts interactive tools, allowing participants to discuss and share learning and ideas.
Webinar 2 - UDL Principle 1: Multiple Means of Engagement
Facilitated by Helena Farrell, Kinsale College and Vivienne Doherty BTEI, Donegal, this session explores the UDL principle of engagement, with a focus on its application to Induction processes. Using an interactive approach, this session also looks at getting learners involved, engaged, and motivated.