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Video Episode 13 - Lisa Padden on UDL, inclusion & diversity

Video Episode 13 - Lisa Padden on UDL, inclusion & diversity

July 17, 2021

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We discuss inclusion as a key influencer on education, and how Belmullet, County Mayo is a great place for getting almost 100% of students into higher education.  Removing barriers for students, becoming aware of the huge difference between urban & rural disadvantage.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL), for which Lisa is an internationally recognised expert.  Teaching more senior & experienced people like a set of GP’s at age 23 – in the evenings, and core academic skills teaching for every student.  Making Shakespearean Comedy accessible to a highly diverse group of students.  Helping students understand how to focus their time to balance effort against the assessment weightings.  The need to get rid of exams!

Reviewing the module & programme types of assessment to make sure they are diverse – not just based on written work for instance, to allow all types of learner to express themselves to their fullest potential.  Reflecting the diversity of your student population in the course communications and materials.

 

Quotes:

“I’m always interested and curious to learn from students, in terms of how they experience higher education, because my experience is just one experience.

… most people haven’t been exposed to actually have to think about - how do I adjust my teaching to make sure that I’m including students with dyslexia, students with ADHD, students with dyspraxia…

“…extra time in an exam… it’s not going to make up for the 12 weeks learning experience the student has had if they haven’t felt they were included in the classroom.”

Multiple modes of assessment – “If you want them to do a video, you need to teach them how to do a video.  If they’ve only ever written essays, they’re going to continue to just write an essay…”

“We have to be teachers, but we have to be learners as well”

“Rubric development as a process… can help people get over the fear of a new type of assessment.”

 

Useful Links:

 

The UDL Digital Badge rollout – Sept 2021 – sign up here! https://www.ahead.ie/UDL-Badge-2021-Autumn

 

The Book of Margery Kempe - https://amzn.to/2UdTWKr

 

CELT (Centre for Excellence in Learning  and Teaching) at NUI Galway - http://www.nuigalway.ie/centre-excellence-learning-teaching/

 

The DAWN Handbook – Teaching students with disabilities – Guidelines for Academic Staff - https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftrap.ncirl.ie%2F1009%2F1%2FDawn_webs.pdf

 

 A Practitioner’s Guide to Choice of Assessment Methods within a Module, Dublin: UCD Teaching and Learning. (Geraldine O'Neill & Aine Galvin, 2011, Ed) – downloadable PDF - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273716129_A_Practitioner's_Guide_to_Choice_of_Assessment_Methods_within_a_Module_Dublin_UCD_Teaching_and_Learning_O'Neill_2011_Ed

 

The Toolkit for Inclusive Higher Educational Institutions – Dr Lisa Padden & Dr Ann Kelly – downloadable PDF and online self-assessment tool -

https://www.ucd.ie/universityforall/resourcehub/toolkit/

 

UDL resources:


Audio Episode 13 - Lisa Padden on UDL, inclusion and diversity

Audio Episode 13 - Lisa Padden on UDL, inclusion and diversity

July 17, 2021

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We discuss inclusion as a key influencer on education, and how Belmullet, County Mayo is a great place for getting almost 100% of students into higher education.  Removing barriers for students, becoming aware of the huge difference between urban & rural disadvantage.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL), for which Lisa is an internationally recognised expert.  Teaching more senior & experienced people like a set of GP’s at age 23 – in the evenings, and core academic skills teaching for every student.  Making Shakespearean Comedy accessible to a highly diverse group of students.  Helping students understand how to focus their time to balance effort against the assessment weightings.  The need to get rid of exams!

Reviewing the module & programme types of assessment to make sure they are diverse – not just based on written work for instance, to allow all types of learner to express themselves to their fullest potential.  Reflecting the diversity of your student population in the course communications and materials.

 

Quotes:

“I’m always interested and curious to learn from students, in terms of how they experience higher education, because my experience is just one experience.

… most people haven’t been exposed to actually have to think about - how do I adjust my teaching to make sure that I’m including students with dyslexia, students with ADHD, students with dyspraxia…

“…extra time in an exam… it’s not going to make up for the 12 weeks learning experience the student has had if they haven’t felt they were included in the classroom.”

Multiple modes of assessment – “If you want them to do a video, you need to teach them how to do a video.  If they’ve only ever written essays, they’re going to continue to just write an essay…”

“We have to be teachers, but we have to be learners as well”

“Rubric development as a process… can help people get over the fear of a new type of assessment.”

 

Useful Links:

 

The UDL Digital Badge rollout – Sept 2021 – sign up here! https://www.ahead.ie/UDL-Badge-2021-Autumn

 

The Book of Margery Kempe - https://amzn.to/2UdTWKr

 

CELT (Centre for Excellence in Learning  and Teaching) at NUI Galway - http://www.nuigalway.ie/centre-excellence-learning-teaching/

 

The DAWN Handbook – Teaching students with disabilities – Guidelines for Academic Staff - https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Ftrap.ncirl.ie%2F1009%2F1%2FDawn_webs.pdf

 

 A Practitioner’s Guide to Choice of Assessment Methods within a Module, Dublin: UCD Teaching and Learning. (Geraldine O'Neill & Aine Galvin, 2011, Ed) – downloadable PDF - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/273716129_A_Practitioner's_Guide_to_Choice_of_Assessment_Methods_within_a_Module_Dublin_UCD_Teaching_and_Learning_O'Neill_2011_Ed

 

The Toolkit for Inclusive Higher Educational Institutions – Dr Lisa Padden & Dr Ann Kelly – downloadable PDF and online self-assessment tool -

https://www.ucd.ie/universityforall/resourcehub/toolkit/

 

UDL resources:

 

Audio Episode 12 - Alan Morgan on facilitation and mindset change

Audio Episode 12 - Alan Morgan on facilitation and mindset change

July 13, 2021

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We discuss transitioning from business into education, “finding your element”, loving what you do.  How Montessori techniques are still working, why creativity and innovative teaching engages and fosters a mindset change.  The transition from sage on stage lecturer to facilitator – and how difficult this can be.  Avoiding banana-skins, and co-creating learning. 

  • Gary Ridge – CEO of WD40 – 4 concepts around the mindset for leadership:
  1. Collaboration
  2. Inclusivity
  3. Being purpose driven
  4. Always be in a learning mode

Books:

 

The fundamental world view for effectuation is called the Pilot-in-the-plane, which describes the future as something you can influence by your actions, i.e. you can create your own opportunities.

The four principles of effectuation are:

  1. Bird-in-Hand: You have to create solutions with the resources available here and now.
  2. Lemonade principle: Mistakes and surprises are inevitable and can be used to look for new opportunities.
  3. Crazy Quilt: Entering into new partnerships can bring the project new funds and new directions.
  4. Affordable loss: You should only invest as much as you are willing to lose.

 

Ref: https://innovationenglish.sites.ku.dk/model/sarasvathy-effectuation/

 

Podcasts:

Inside education – Episode 38 interviewing Professor Zong Zhao - https://insideeducation.podbean.com/e/programme-398-yong-zhao-on-globalisation-technology-entrepreneurship-education-25-4-20/

 

Quotes:

“Creative leadership is about challenging the status quo.  It’s about believing in the way we actually can think differently.”

 

“I’ve seen these educators go back to their classrooms and they fundamentally change what they do, and re-imagine education in a way that’s better.”

 

“The first challenge is the system, the second is the people who work in the system…”

 

Quoting a recent round-table with Andreas Schleicher at the UCD Innovation Academy – “It’s up to the teaching profession to change the teaching profession – don’t be waiting for Govt. policy.  Change from the grass-roots, and then that will inform policy…”

 

Call to action – look deeply into what you are currently doing, and ask – is this working and could I do it better?  Reflect on your own practice, and engage more in an experiential learning model.

 

The UCD Innovation Academy Professional Certificate/Diploma in  Creativity & Innovation in Education is at https://www.innovators.ie/creativity-and-innovation-for-education/

 

Video Episode 12 - Alan Morgan on facilitation and mindset change

Video Episode 12 - Alan Morgan on facilitation and mindset change

July 13, 2021

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We discuss transitioning from business into education, “finding your element”, loving what you do.  How Montessori techniques are still working, why creativity and innovative teaching engages and fosters a mindset change.  The transition from sage on stage lecturer to facilitator – and how difficult this can be.  Avoiding banana-skins, and co-creating learning. 

  • Gary Ridge – CEO of WD40 – 4 concepts around the mindset for leadership:
  1. Collaboration
  2. Inclusivity
  3. Being purpose driven
  4. Always be in a learning mode

Books:

 

The fundamental world view for effectuation is called the Pilot-in-the-plane, which describes the future as something you can influence by your actions, i.e. you can create your own opportunities.

The four principles of effectuation are:

  1. Bird-in-Hand: You have to create solutions with the resources available here and now.
  2. Lemonade principle: Mistakes and surprises are inevitable and can be used to look for new opportunities.
  3. Crazy Quilt: Entering into new partnerships can bring the project new funds and new directions.
  4. Affordable loss: You should only invest as much as you are willing to lose.

 

Ref: https://innovationenglish.sites.ku.dk/model/sarasvathy-effectuation/

 

Podcasts:

Inside education – Episode 38 interviewing Professor Zong Zhao - https://insideeducation.podbean.com/e/programme-398-yong-zhao-on-globalisation-technology-entrepreneurship-education-25-4-20/

 

Quotes:

“Creative leadership is about challenging the status quo.  It’s about believing in the way we actually can think differently.”

 

“I’ve seen these educators go back to their classrooms and they fundamentally change what they do, and re-imagine education in a way that’s better.”

 

“The first challenge is the system, the second is the people who work in the system…”

 

Quoting a recent round-table with Andreas Schleicher at the UCD Innovation Academy – “It’s up to the teaching profession to change the teaching profession – don’t be waiting for Govt. policy.  Change from the grass-roots, and then that will inform policy…”

 

Call to action – look deeply into what you are currently doing, and ask – is this working and could I do it better?  Reflect on your own practice, and engage more in an experiential learning model.

 

The UCD Innovation Academy Professional Certificate/Diploma in  Creativity & Innovation in Education is at https://www.innovators.ie/creativity-and-innovation-for-education/

 


Audio Episode 11 - Dr Stephanie Doscher on making global learning universal

Audio Episode 11 - Dr Stephanie Doscher on making global learning universal

June 27, 2021

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We discuss genetic makeup, nature vs nurture, teaching exposing you to different perspectives, layers of diversity.  Education giving us curiosity, agility, enquiry. Having a terrible memory, and following your nose…  The opportunity to give global perspective education without travelling. The process of discovery through writing… refining the thinking, taking away the words, focussing the ideas…   Taking ideas from different disciplines and applying them to education, and contributing to the dialogue, to the idea generation.  We explore the process of matchmaking which Stephanie facilitates through COIL, the skeleton protocol that educators and students plug into.  Icebreaking experiences,

 

Stephanie’s Plus One is icebreakers – exploring perspectives and leading into the collaborative task/experience.  Designing tasks with power equality, which requires everyone, and how are ideas exchanged and connected.  Directing students to connect all their ideas to co-create the outcome, and then mindfully reflecting on the outcome, because the learning happens in the reflection

 

Collaboration doesn’t happen by default – it happens by design”. 

 “Your way of seeing things is not the only way, and we can benefit from seeing things differently.

Getting to “The leanest, meanest way to say the thing

“It’s not about what to think, but how to think”

“Global learning is a  process that involves diverse people… in collaborative efforts… to understand, analyse and address complex problems that transcend borders.”

 

 

 

 

 

Video Episode 11 - Dr Stephanie Doscher on making global learning universal

Video Episode 11 - Dr Stephanie Doscher on making global learning universal

June 27, 2021

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We discuss genetic makeup, nature vs nurture, teaching exposing you to different perspectives, layers of diversity.  Education giving us curiosity, agility, enquiry. Having a terrible memory, and following your nose…  The opportunity to give global perspective education without travelling. The process of discovery through writing… refining the thinking, taking away the words, focussing the ideas…   Taking ideas from different disciplines and applying them to education, and contributing to the dialogue, to the idea generation.  We explore the process of matchmaking which Stephanie facilitates through COIL, the skeleton protocol that educators and students plug into.  Icebreaking experiences,

 

Stephanie’s Plus One is icebreakers – exploring perspectives and leading into the collaborative task/experience.  Designing tasks with power equality, which requires everyone, and how are ideas exchanged and connected.  Directing students to connect all their ideas to co-create the outcome, and then mindfully reflecting on the outcome, because the learning happens in the reflection

 

Collaboration doesn’t happen by default – it happens by design”. 

 “Your way of seeing things is not the only way, and we can benefit from seeing things differently.

Getting to “The leanest, meanest way to say the thing

“It’s not about what to think, but how to think”

“Global learning is a  process that involves diverse people… in collaborative efforts… to understand, analyse and address complex problems that transcend borders.”

 

 

 

 

 


Audio Episode 10 - Dr Linda Yang on Intercultural development

Audio Episode 10 - Dr Linda Yang on Intercultural development

June 22, 2021

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We discuss Linda’s journey from Harbin China, through London, Durham and then to Dublin.  Changes in direction – academic to the practical, English language to intercultural studies, the hidden curriculum and the fundamental purpose of education.  It’s about attitude – learning never ends – faculty development is so important.  Establishing communities of practice, formal & informal learning.  Use frameworks for teaching & learning – like UDL. Adding diversity of teaching cases from different cultures into your curriculum, & personalising the learning journey for students. But… diversity doesn’t guarantee integration. Growing the Intercultural Development programme to being the first programme of its kind to be made available to all postgrad students in the School.  Key questions to ask your students in the end of term evaluations.  Being inspired by Temple Grandin.

 

“If the student sees this as a value, then they will put more effort to it…”

 

Key end of term evaluation questions:

  • What worked for you?
  • What didn’t work, and why?
  • What hasn’t been covered?
  • What else needs to be included?

 

Linda’s Plus One

“Have empathy for your students…Don’t judge them – postpone your judgement. What can you do to help the student learn better? ”.

 

Video Episode 10 - Dr Linda Yang on intercultural development

Video Episode 10 - Dr Linda Yang on intercultural development

June 22, 2021

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We discuss Linda’s journey from Harbin China, through London, Durham and then to Dublin.  Changes in direction – academic to the practical, English language to intercultural studies, the hidden curriculum and the fundamental purpose of education.  It’s about attitude – learning never ends – faculty development is so important.  Establishing communities of practice, formal & informal learning.  Use frameworks for teaching & learning – like UDL. Adding diversity of teaching cases from different cultures into your curriculum, & personalising the learning journey for students. But… diversity doesn’t guarantee integration. Growing the Intercultural Development programme to being the first programme of its kind to be made available to all postgrad students in the School.  Key questions to ask your students in the end of term evaluations.  Being inspired by Temple Grandin.

 

“If the student sees this as a value, then they will put more effort to it…”

 

Key end of term evaluation questions:

  • What worked for you?
  • What didn’t work, and why?
  • What hasn’t been covered?
  • What else needs to be included?

 

Linda’s Plus One

“Have empathy for your students…Don’t judge them – postpone your judgement. What can you do to help the student learn better? ”.

 


Audio Episode 9 - Donna Branigan on teaching in prison and working the dash…

Audio Episode 9 - Donna Branigan on teaching in prison and working the dash…

June 14, 2021

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Donna works as an Employment Trainer with WALK - https://www.walk.ie/what-we-do/ability-funded-project/index.php

We discuss being a tough cookie, experiential learning, training learners as co -facilitators, a fabulous learning visualization called the staircase, jumping into holes, the love of self-learning.  Meeting the people at the back, and helping them come forward, especially with complex learning needs.  How learning about UDL really opened Donna’s eyes and pushed and challenged.  Ending up in prison – how it’s a “different” learning environment!

 

Walk_IRL REAL Ability winning the Aontas European Social Fund Special award - https://twitter.com/i/status/1366387750086320138

 

I’m not there as a teacher.  I’m not there telling you how to think, how you should be learning, what you should know.  We’re all learning something to benefit from…

 

I don’t like safe…. I like waking up and going to work and not knowing what I’m getting, or how I’m going to do it.

 

The 8 steps staircase.  A great visual tool as people can see that they are moving upwards.

Where are you on the staircase today? 

Then set goals with deadlines to move up the steps… :

  1. I won’t do it
  2. I can’t do it
  3. I want to do it
  4. How do I do it?
  5. I’ll try to do it
  6. I can do it
  7. I will do it
  8. Yes! I did it!

 

Zig Ziglar “Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude

 

Signposting – I heard 100, took 3 and decided to master 1 – Plus One in action!

 

Go to tools –

PADLET - https://padlet.com/

Socrative (online debating tool) - https://www.socrative.com/

TextHelp – https://www.texthelp.com/

WriQ (Chrome add-in writing achievement tool) - https://www.texthelp.com/products/wriq/

SpeechStream - https://www.texthelp.com/products/speechstream/

Kahoot – https://kahoot.it/

JamBoard – https://jamboard.google.com/

 

Inclusive Education in Low Income Countries – Roy McConkey – free PDF download - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/293119776_Inclusive_education_in_low-income_countries_A_resource_book_for_teacher_educators_parent_trainers_and_community_development_workers

Dr Temple Grandin - Thinking in pictures – my life with autism - https://www.grandin.com/inc/visual.thinking.html

Temple Grandin – movie info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Grandin_(film)

 

Donna’s Plus One(s)

 

Run the day, or the day will run you – make some time for you, build in self care, especially when your home and work spaces are the same.

Work on the dash – on your gravestone will be the year you were born and the year you passed.  The dash in the middle is your life, the impact you had on others and the world.  So, work on the dash!

Video Episode 9 - Donna Branigan on teaching in prison and working the dash…

Video Episode 9 - Donna Branigan on teaching in prison and working the dash…

June 14, 2021

Episode_9_-_Plus_One_Podcast_-_Donna_Branigan...

Donna works as an Employment Trainer with WALK - https://www.walk.ie/what-we-do/ability-funded-project/index.php

We discuss being a tough cookie, experiential learning, training learners as co -facilitators, a fabulous learning visualization called the staircase, jumping into holes, the love of self-learning.  Meeting the people at the back, and helping them come forward, especially with complex learning needs.  How learning about UDL really opened Donna’s eyes and pushed and challenged.  Ending up in prison – how it’s a “different” learning environment!

 

Walk_IRL REAL Ability winning the Aontas European Social Fund Special award - https://twitter.com/i/status/1366387750086320138

 

I’m not there as a teacher.  I’m not there telling you how to think, how you should be learning, what you should know.  We’re all learning something to benefit from…

 

I don’t like safe…. I like waking up and going to work and not knowing what I’m getting, or how I’m going to do it.

 

The 8 steps staircase.  A great visual tool as people can see that they are moving upwards.

Where are you on the staircase today? 

Then set goals with deadlines to move up the steps… :

  1. I won’t do it
  2. I can’t do it
  3. I want to do it
  4. How do I do it?
  5. I’ll try to do it
  6. I can do it
  7. I will do it
  8. Yes! I did it!

 

Zig Ziglar “Your attitude, not your aptitude, determines your altitude

 

Signposting – I heard 100, took 3 and decided to master 1 – Plus One in action!

 

Go to tools –

PADLET - https://padlet.com/

Socrative (online debating tool) - https://www.socrative.com/

TextHelp – https://www.texthelp.com/

WriQ (Chrome add-in writing achievement tool) - https://www.texthelp.com/products/wriq/

SpeechStream - https://www.texthelp.com/products/speechstream/

Kahoot – https://kahoot.it/

JamBoard – https://jamboard.google.com/

 

Inclusive Education in Low Income Countries – Roy McConkey – free PDF download - https://www.researchgate.net/publication/293119776_Inclusive_education_in_low-income_countries_A_resource_book_for_teacher_educators_parent_trainers_and_community_development_workers

Dr Temple Grandin - Thinking in pictures – my life with autism - https://www.grandin.com/inc/visual.thinking.html

Temple Grandin – movie info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temple_Grandin_(film)

 

Donna’s Plus One(s)

 

Run the day, or the day will run you – make some time for you, build in self care, especially when your home and work spaces are the same.

Work on the dash – on your gravestone will be the year you were born and the year you passed.  The dash in the middle is your life, the impact you had on others and the world.  So, work on the dash!


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