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Title: It's Not Just a Book Club: A Novel Approach to Prepare Researchers for Practice
Authors: da Rosa dos Santos, Luciano
Altowairiki, Noha
Johnson, Carol
Liu, Yang (Flora)
Hill, Laurie
Lock, Jennifer
Keywords: Book club;Universal design for learning;Field experiences
Issue Date: Jun-2015
Citation: da Rosa dos Santos, L. Altowairiki, N., Johnson, C., Liu, Y.F., Hill, L., & Lock, J. "It's Not Just a Book Club: A Novel Approach to Prepare Researchers for Practice" (2015). In Preciado Babb, P., Takeuchi, M., & Lock, J. (Eds.). Proceedings of the IDEAS: Designing Responsive Pedagogy Conference, pp. 53-61. Calgary, Canada: Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.
Abstract: A diverse group of researchers faced the challenge of developing practical proficiency in using Universal Design for Learning (UDL). In order to address the problem, the group initiated a book club strategy to develop a common understanding of principles of UDL. Their book club supported collaborative and reflective discussions, which informed their practice. In this paper, we share our lived experiences with book club as a professional learning strategy. Out of this experience, three recommendations are offered: intentional selection of the book, shared facilitation in support of a community of practice, and fostering collaborative professional learning.
ISBN: 978-0-88953-384-4
Appears in Collections:IDEAS 2015: Designing Responsive Pedagogy

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