Wednesday Lunch Hour - Considering "Emotional Design" as Key to "Universal Design": Sharing a Middle School Literacy Intervention with Emotion at its Core

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Noon - 12:50 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

Humans are amazing in the variety of emotional responses we can have to the same experience. In a classroom of learners, some will perceive the day’s activity as exciting and engaging, while others will find it anxiety-producing or boring. In this talk, we will bridge from this idea of variability in emotional responses to an example of an attempt to more effectively consider learners’ emotional experiences in instructional design. Drawing on the framework of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), I will share recently completed work applying the concept of “emotional design” to a technology-based literacy platform. The goal of the work was to use what we know about emotion to re-engage struggling middle school readers.

Presented by Samantha Daley, Assistant Professor of Counseling and Human Development at the Warner School of Education.

A light lunch will be served. Food will be available at 11:45 am. The program will begin promptly at noon.

Tags: literacy, Samantha Daley, Warner Wednesday Talk