Principle I: Multiple Means of Representation
A curriculum that is universally designed provides flexibility in the ways information is presented, in the ways students demonstrate knowledge and skills, and in the ways that students are engaged. The three principles of UDL provide the framework for creating this flexibility in curriculum design.
Representing information in a variety of formats provides the opportunity for all students to use their recognition networks. Select this link if you would like to refresh your memory on what the recognition networks do and how they help us learn.
In this activity, you will investigate various types of learning options that can be used to make the information more accessible.
Let’s take a closer look at Principle I and guidelines 1, 2, and 3. As you look at each of the checkpoints, think how you could apply the various suggestions of how to incorporate that checkpoint into your classroom instruction. Also, take a look at the research that supports the checkpoint.
Let’s examine UDL Principle I. Select the link to read an explanation of the guidelines for multiple means of representation.