Universal Design for Learning across formal school structures in Europe: A Systematic Review

L. P. Ewe, Tracy Galvin

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Over the past two decades, there has been a global movement towards creating more inclusive education systems and learning environments, which involves adopting transformative pedagogies, such as Universal Design for Learning (UDL). However, empirical research on UDL conducted across Europe has primarily focused on the higher education context, resulting in limited knowledge or publications on formal school settings. Therefore, the purpose of this article is to
highlight empirical studies conducted across Europe that specifically focus on UDL in the formal school years. The study employed a systematic literature review, conducting an extensive search across three databases (Libsearch, Ebsco and Scopus). Empirical studies were selected based on predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria, and the results were analyzed using descriptive narrative
synthesis. The results revealed that the included articles mainly explored students’ and/or teachers’ perceptions of various phenomena related to the learning process, predominantly employing a qualitative approach. The findings suggest a need for further research in this area, with a particular emphasis on explicit learning outcomes. Moreover, there appears to be a lack of research on UDL implementation in preschool and early years education.
Sidor (från-till)1-26
Antal sidor26
TidskriftEducation Sciences
StatusPublicerad - 2023-aug.-25

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  • Pedagogiskt arbete (50304)


  • Universal Design for Learning, UDL, Systematisk forskningsöversikt, tillgängligt lärande, inkludering


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