An Interpretation of Universal Design for Learning and its Application in the Competence Based Curriculum


Competence-Based Assessment
Competence Based Curriculum
Inclusive Education
meaningful learning
Universal Design for Learning


The competence-Based Curriculum (CBC) mission of nurturing every
learner’s potential has a rights-based quality education dimension that
emphasizes the need for inclusion of all learners in the learning process. It
places more responsibility of adaptation on the education system rather
than the individual learner. The Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
framework provides significant others in the education system, such as
teachers and education administrators, with the necessary support to plan
for learner-centered instruction. This aims at reducing barriers learners
may face in the classroom and increasing access to opportunities to
succeed in their learning. Through this article, I share an interpretation of
UDL principles. The article gives examples of how to actualize the three
principles of UDL to support the inclusion of all learners in the learning