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Wednesday, August 2 • 10:00am - 10:55am
UDL to Enhance the Learning Journey for a Fellow with Dyslexia

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There are many challenges for those wishing to pursue further academic studies, at fellowship and doctoral level, for example.  However, students who have Dyslexia, or other so-called disabilities, meet further challenges which are not recognised in the system, nor countered imaginatively and fairly using UDL perspectives and strategies to allow equal access and expression for all students. The label of ‘dyslexia’ can get in the way of acknowledging the ability and potential success of individual students, particularly in the context of fulfilling their educational promise.

This presentation sets out to chart the journey of a Marie Curie Fellow with Dyslexia and shows how he has successfully overcome unnecessary barriers throughout his educational journey, from primary to tertiary level. The session will ground our thinking theoretically in the fields of UDL and Social Justice.  It also provide practical strategies for supporting all students and suggestions about the professional development of teachers.

 

 

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avatar for Marian McCarthy

Marian McCarthy

Director, Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, University College Cork , Ireland
I am influenced by the work of Project Zero (PZ) at Harvard and its focus on Multiple Intelligences Theory and Teaching for Understanding. I find that the work of CAST in Wakefield and its focus on UDL complements and expands PZ ideas. I also draw on the literature of the scho... Read More →
avatar for James Northridge

James Northridge

Marie Curie Fellow, Shriver Center, UMass Med
I'm a research fellow in UMass Med, currently looking into how technology can improve the lived experience of kids with Autism that are non-verbal or pre-verbal. | Having dyslexia myself, I fully understand the challenges of an educational environment that may not work for all... Read More →


Wednesday August 2, 2017 10:00am - 10:55am
Founders room

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