Date of Award
Education 530 Project
Master of Science
Major or Concentration
There are three major principles to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) design: multiple means for engagement, representation, and action/ expression. Problem-based Learning (PBL) and Cooperative Learning (CL) are two instructional methods that allow for the three major components of UDL. Research shows that these two instructional methods are effective academically and promote students exploration and engagement (Altun 2015, ChanLin 2008). This quantitative and qualitative action research study explores the effects of implementing UDL through Project-Based Learning and Cooperative Learning in science units in an inclusive class- room. Student participants in this study passed (70% or above) the post-test for the PBL and CL units. The growth scores of students were not conclusive due to limitations in the methodology. Student preference did not conclusively show a majority preference one way or the other. Although there was not a definitive preference, this data shows that students prefer to learn in different environments and is useful information for educators.
Taylor, Katherine, "The Influence of Universal Design for Learning through Cooperative Learning and Project- Based Learning on an Inclusive Classroom" (2016). Student Research Submissions. 187.