To allow current students and future generations of learners to reach their full potential, universities need to be aware of the growing concern that exists about mental health issues among students in higher education. This SIHO webinar will focus on the potential of UDL with regards to mental health issues in the higher education classroom, and will point out UDL solutions which are being proposed, from a design perspective, to minimize the impact of mental health issues within the learning experience.
Targeted participant outcomes:
- Participants will examine the impact that mental health issues are having on the post-secondary classroom;
- Participants will explore the degree to which design thinking can eliminate the barriers that create, trigger or exacerbate these mental issues in the classroom;
- Participants will consider, from a systems perspective, the change of mindset that is necessary for the impact of design thinking to be fully acknowledged in this area.