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UDL Guidelines - Version 2.0: Examples and Resources

Checkpoint 8.4: Increase mastery-oriented feedback

III. Provide Multiple Means of Engagement

Sustaining Effort and Persistence

Key Considerations

  • How does this help learners meet the goal?
  • How does this account for the variability of all learners?
  • Is the feedback focused on increasing learners' effort?


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Example/Resource Why UDL?
The cover of Mindset by Carol S. Dweck


This is the website for Carol S. Dweck's book Mindset. Learn more about the difference between a "fixed mindset" and a "growth mindset," find out what kind of mindset you have, discover how to change your mindset, and more!

Age Group: All ages
Content Area: All areas
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection to view the site; strategies suggested require no technology

Why UDL? Be sure to check out the section for parents, teachers, and coaches for specific information on how praise and feedback can influence students' mindsets.

Image of a schoolhouse with an apple

Interview with Carol Dweck

In this interview, Carol S. Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford University, shares her research on the importance of developing students' mastery orientation toward learning.

Check out another interview with Carol Dweck from Indiana Public Media.

Age Group: All ages
Content Area: All areas
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection

Why UDL? Listen to what Carol Dweck says about the value of emphasizing effort and effective strategies when giving feedback to students.

Related Classroom Examples: Blogging feedback; Engageing readers

Providing Feedback: Research-Based Strategies

"Focus on Effectiveness" offers research-based strategies on providing feedback to students.

Age Group: All ages
Content Area: All areas
Cost: Free
Technology Involved: Internet connection

Why UDL? The strategies offered in this article will help educators to increase the mastery-oriented feedback that they give to students.

Last Updated: 01/03/2012

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