What is it about?

This study evaluated the webinars (teacher-training) using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to understand the impact these professional development sessions had on science teachers’ self-efficacy for delivering science instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Why is it important?

The study found that webinars including UDL design elements improved science teachers’ self-efficacy for teaching science, and there were no significant differences in teacher perceptions relative to gender or teaching experience. Implications for the use of UDL to design long-term professional development offerings beyond the pandemic are discussed.

Perspectives

The main aim of this study was to reach out to the proper authorities in the education sector of the Philippines so that they can use the results of this study for the advancement of science education in the country. An additional aim was for curriculum designers to see the role of UDL not only in providing equitable education to diverse and disabled students but also its potential in mending a disabled curriculum.

Mary Dane Leonardo
Daegu University

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This page is a summary of: Filipino Science Teachers’ Evaluation on Webinars’ Alignments to Universal Design for Learning and Their Relation to Self-Efficacy amidst the Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Asia-Pacific Science Education, December 2021, Brill, DOI: 10.1163/23641177-bja10035.
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