Teacher Fellow and Head of Academic Professional Development De Montfort University
Kevin L. Merry is a Principal Fellow of Advance HE and lead for academic development at De Montfort University. An award-winning teacher, Kevin has received accolades for his pioneering approach to online learning via flipped classroom approaches, and has become internationally renowned for his work on Universal Design for Learning (UDL). Kevin is interested in learners developing mastery over their learning by becoming highly adept at utilising higher order cognitive skills through feedback corrected practice.
Over the last five years, Kevin has incorporated Universal Design for Learning (UDL) more readily, developing a unique approach known as the 'Cheese-Sandwich', which fuses Bloom's Learning for Mastery approach and Constructive Alignment alongside the principles of UDL. The result is a technology enhanced learning experience within which learners are supported to become purposeful and motivated, knowledgeable, and resourceful and strategic and goal oriented - the true 'expert learner’. Kevin is the founder of the UDL UK and Ireland ((UDL-UKI) network. The purpose of the UDL-UKI network is to identify, promote and support the development of approaches, models, tools, and practices that enable effective UDL implementation in UK HE.
Kevin is joining us to speak on Universal Design for Learning and the importance of keeping assistive technologies in mind throughout learning design.
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From 14:10 To 15:15
03/25/2022 14:10 03/25/2022 15:15 Case studies on reinventing the student experience Join us in The Auditorium for a series of case studies exploring every part of the student experience. Our speakers come from a range of different universities across the UK and will be tackling key aspects of the student experience, including wellbeing, skills, inclusion, culture and strategy.
Case Study 1 | Ensuring good student wellbeing is an essential factor in providing an excellent student experience at university. In this presentation, Drew Linforth from the University of Birmingham explores how his team improved student wellbeing through community development, connecting with third sector organisations, social marketing and intersectional understandings of wellbeing.
Case Study 2 | A first class degree is no longer the only thing students look for from a university. In this case study, Dr Pathik Pathak from the University of Southampton explores how his university has utilised co-curricula offerings to help students develop a stronger portfolio of transferable skills, think more deeply about their career aspirations and feel a greater sense of purpose during their studies.
Case Study 3 | Accessibility should be a top priority for universities in order to offer a truly personalised experience. In this session, Kevin Merry from De Montfort University presents his work on universal design for learning and the importance of keeping SEND in mind throughout learning design.
Themes: Skills, Inclusion, Wellbeing ExCeL London
|Dr Kevin Merry Dr Pathik Pathak Drew Linforth|
From 14:10 To 15:15