The UDL framework emphasizes the importance of building expert learners in any context. Learning and expertise are not static. They are continual processes that involve practice, adjustment, and refinement. CAST defines expert learners as purposeful and motivated, resourceful and knowledgeable, and strategic and goal-directed.
UDL Tips for Fostering Expert Learners:
- Support relevant goal-setting.
- Communicate high expectations for all and recognize variability.
- Promote disciplinary expertise.
- Focus on the process, not just the outcome.
- Guide self-reflection.
CAST (2017). UDL Tips for Fostering Expert Learners. Wakefield, MA: Author. Retrieved from http://www.cast.org/publications/2017/udl-tips-fostering-expert-learners