My colleague, Dr Lenore Adie and I have been interested in the alignment and use of Universal (UDL) Design for Learning and Assessment for Learning (AfL) in pre-service teacher education and more widely in higher education (HE).
We propose that the combination of the principles of UDL and AfL is key to enhancing the student learning experience and achievement as well as contributing to our teaching effectiveness. A cornerstone strategy of AfL is to explicitly provide students with intentions for learning . On a partner website we – Demonstrate alignment of UDL and AfL principles illustrate how these can be bought together as a conceptual framework for teaching in HE; Provide examples of practice that we have used that demonstrate the application of the conceptual framework in HE.
You can read more about this alignment at my partner website Universal design for Learning