Pivotal Pedagogy

Teaching and learning that actively engages students in educational experiences through instruction, active learning, assessment, alternative equivalencies, and feedback building upon theory and practice to support comprehension, application, and transfer of learning seamlessly across learning formats

(in-class/onsite, blended, online, emergency remote teaching)

in alignment with student learning outcomes.

 
Instructor-student
student-Content
Student-student

"Student learning outcomes depend on the

depth and quality of their engagement in learning,"

 

"For learning to occur, there must be an active interaction between the learner and the learning environment, including work spaces in the room, the materials, and methods of a lesson (e.g., books, technologies, handouts, rubrics, and assessments), and
their peers and teachers,"
(
Posey, 2018)

 

"Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

is a framework to improve and

optimize teaching and learning

for all people based on

scientific insights into

how humans learn."

~ CAST

Universal Design for Learning

"UDL is really just 'plus-one' thinking. For every interaction that learners have now -- with the materials, yes, but also with each other, with instructors and with the wider world

-- provide one more way for that interaction to happen," (Tobin, 2019)

CAST Resources

"Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a

framework to improve and optimize teaching and learning for all people based on scientific insights into

how humans learn." ~ CAST

UDL Research & Resources
Videos
Accessibility
 

Multiple Means of

Representation

Multiple Means of

 

Engagement
 

Multiple Means of

 

Action &  Expression