Winneba (C/R) March 5, GNA - Selected teachers at a forum in Winneba have been reminded to use the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to ensure that no child is left behind in education.
The Universal Design for Learning Framework is an educational framework that guides the development of flexible learning environment to accommodate individual learning differences.
This framework ensures that children with special needs or a disability are taken care of in education
The teachers who participated in the forum expressed their commitment to make sure that no child was discriminated against so that there would be equity in learning.
The Forum was organized by Department of Social Studies of University of Education, Winneba (UEW) in collaboration with Effutu Municipal Education Directorate.
The participants were taken through topics such as: “A pedagogical tool for today’s divers” and “Inclusive classroom universal design for learning”.
Ms. Tiece M. Ruffin an Associate Professor in the Department of Education at the University of North Carolina Asheville in U.S.A and currently 2017/2018 Fulbright U.S. Senor Scholar at the University of Education, urged the participants to be quality advocators of UDL in their respective schools to help remove barriers in the classrooms to enable the children acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to be productive future leaders.
Ghana adopted Universal Design for Learning as a conceptual framework for its inclusive Education Policy in 2015 and the main goal was an inclusive education policy - to redefine and recast the delivery and management of education services to respond to the diverse needs of all learners within the framework of the UDL and child friendly school concept.
Ms. Rose Tenkorang Effutu, the Municipal Director of Education, expressed gratitude to Management of the Department of Special Education, UEW for the forum, and said, for every nation to develop, its citizens should be educated.
She urged the teachers to make good use of the knowledge and skills acquired.