Universal Design for Learning & IPAA - Inclusive Frameworks

Karina Barley (PhD)
Taking education into the 21st Century
Universal Design for Learning and the Inclusive Pedagogical Approach in Action, along with differentiated instruction are touted as vital frameworks that inform the mos...
Target Audience
All educators

Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Universal Design for Learning & Inclusive Pedagogical Approach in Action are the most progressive frameworks for Inclusion in Education. Both approaches complement each other to provide a holistic approach to inclusive practices that support ALL students in the mainstream classroom. Understanding and embracing these frameworks will provide you with the foundations to creating and providing an inclusive environment for your classroom and/or school.


All educators

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 course access


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Teaching Standards
1.5.2 Proficient Level – Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
4.1.2 Proficient Level – Support student participation

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit NESA website for more details.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


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30 minutes

What is inclusion? How can inclusion be framed in the classroom?

Introduction to Inclusive Concepts

1 hour

Inclusion – What is it?
Inclusion in the global context
Challenges and barriers

The Australian Context

1 hour

Medical & social model of disability
Legislation and policy
Curriculum and standards

Universal Design for Learning

1 hour

UDL – Framework
The why, the what, the how of learning?
Theory and practice

Inclusive Pedagogical Approach in Action (IPAA)

1 hour

IPAA – Overview
Theory and Practice

Teaching Strategies

1 hour

Individualized Learning/Planning
Cooperative learning
Reciprocal teaching
Peer tutoring
Responses to Intervention

Conclusion & Feedback

30 minutes

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About the team

Karina Barley (PhD)


Dr. Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 30 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.
Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioral, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

In addition, Ms. Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.

She completed her PHD in 2019 and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.