Factors that Create an Inclusive Learning Experience
This Research was conducted by Dr Brian Butler, Disability Support Service, UCC
Literature Review (155kB)
Research Methods (108kB)
Engaging With Knowledge (173kB)
The Internet (100kB)
Appendix 1 (324kB)
Blind and Vision Impaired - Analysis of Applicants through DARE 2010 and 2011
Research carried out by Orla Twomey, UCC
The aim of this research is to gather quality data to provide some baseline figures by which to measure attainment of blind and vision impaired students and progression to higher and further education.
Inclusive Teaching and Learning
This research was carried out by Dr Brian Butler, Disability Support Service, UCC
Inclusive education is education for all. Inclusive teaching skills will address the growing diversity in the student population at University College Cork and the challenges accompanying these changes. It is important we practice inclusive pedagogy if the college is to reach out to students with disabilities, mature students, students from disadvantaged backgrounds and students whose first language is not English.
There are now over 700 students with disabilities registered with the Disability Support Service at University College Cork and the number is increasing every year. The law requires Universities to provide equality of opportunity for all students and to address their learning needs within an inclusive learning environment.
What does Multiple Intelligences theory and practice have to offer universal design for learning? Research Conducted by Dr. Brian Butler
This paper looks at Multiple Intelligences theory as a valuable informant to pedagogical reform in the classroom and highlights its benefits in helping to create different entry points to learning for all students. It outlines, in particular, its use in creating a more inclusive classroom for students with disabilities by encouraging a learning environment that adheres to the principles of universal design for learning. When the tools and entry points of Multiple Intelligences (MI) theory are implemented via the pedagogical framework of Teaching for Understanding (TfU), a learning environment conducive to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is created.