UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING: ASSESSMENT OF TEACHING METHODS IN COVENANT UNIVERSITY, OTA, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA
Covenant University (NIGERIA)
About this paper:
Conference name: 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2018
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a new way of thinking about education. It is regarded as a valuable tool in the proactive planning of accessible and usable all inclusive learning and teaching methods, and environments. Classroom application of UDL includes the use of technology and multiple modalities of instruction among others as captured in its three core principles of representation, expression and engagement. The purpose of this study is to assess the compliance of the various teaching methods employed in Covenant University (CU) in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, with the UDL principles, with a view to identifying possible areas for improvements. CU is a private university whose goal is to be one of the best ten universities in the world by 2022. Thus the need to have its teaching methods conform to international best practices. The study employed a mixed method research approach using an observation guide designed for the study to collect data. The analyzed data was presented using tables, charts and descriptive research approaches. The outcome of the study will be useful to guiding policies towards achieving inclusive education in higher institution of learning, particularly in Nigeria and other developing nations.
Keywords: Universal Design for Learning, Teaching Methods, Technology.