Location

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Event Website

https://pacrim.coe.hawaii.edu

Start Date

3-2020 12:00 AM

End Date

3-2020 12:00 AM

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The paper explores the potential of universal design for learning (UDL) in addressing mental health (MH) issues within higher education (HE) teaching and learning, from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It examines first the hurdles which are generically reported to accessibility services by students. It then explores the tension instructors report with regards to addressing students' mental health issues in the classroom. Lastly, the paper examines UDL solutions which are being proposed by instructional designers, from a design perspective, to minimize the impact of mental health issues within the learning experience.

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Frederic Fovet, Ph.D., is an associate professor within the School of Education and Technology at Royal Roads University. His practice and research portfolio focus on learners with Social, Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties (SEBD). He has been a teacher and principal for some-15-years. Over the duration of his PhD Frederic took on the position of director of the Office for Students with Disabilities at McGill; during this period, he gained a solid grounding in disability studies. He was responsible for cross-campus efforts to develop Universal Design for Learning at McGill, and has been program chair of the three first Pan-Canadian Conferences on UDL.

This article is brought to you for free and open access by the Center on Disability Studies, ISSN 2641-6115. Licensed under CC BY 4.0.

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Exploring the Potential of Universal Design for Learning with Regards to Mental Health Issues in Higher Education

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

The paper explores the potential of universal design for learning (UDL) in addressing mental health (MH) issues within higher education (HE) teaching and learning, from a multi-disciplinary perspective. It examines first the hurdles which are generically reported to accessibility services by students. It then explores the tension instructors report with regards to addressing students' mental health issues in the classroom. Lastly, the paper examines UDL solutions which are being proposed by instructional designers, from a design perspective, to minimize the impact of mental health issues within the learning experience.

https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/pacrim/2020/Articles/4