Adapting Resources

MQF Level: 4

ECTS Value: 3 ECTS

Duration: 6 Sessions

Contact Hours: 15

Self Study Hours: 36

Assessment Hours: 24


Module Description

This module provides the course participants with the knowledge and practical skills needed to adapt educational resources in a classroom setting.

Overall Objectives and Outcomes

By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:


a) Design learning materials according to the class learners’ needs;

b) Adapt examination and assessment materials;

c) Create digital resources to complement class materials;

d) Adapt the physical and social environment according to the class learners’ needs;

e) Adapt language-based classroom materials while applying UDL;

f)Adapt science/numeracy classroom materials while applying UDL;

g) Adapt classroom materials to different levels following curriculum guidelines.


a) Identify the different learning styles of class learners;

b) Identify and implement changes in the class learners’ physical and social environment;

c) Identify what materials need to be adapted according to the class learners’ needs;

d) Describe how Numeracy, Literacy and digital resources can be adapted according to the class learners’ needs;

e) Describe and reflect on the collaborative methods used in the classroom between subject/class teachers and LSEs concerning the adaptation of materials;

f) Identify and adapt material within early years, primary and secondary school settings;

g) Identify what accommodations/adaptations are mostly suitable to the classroom learners’ needs with knowledge of the different learning styles.


a) Alter and adapt lesson materials;

b) Alter instructional arrangements according to the classroom learners’ needs;

c) Apply the principles of UDL to adapt classroom materials;

d) Evaluate the Universal Design for Learning and the framework into practice in a classroom setting;

e) Design assessment materials to accommodate the class learners’ needs.

Mode of Delivery

This module adopts a blended approach to teaching and learning. Information related to the structure and delivery of the module may be accessed through the IfE Portal. For further details, kindly refer to the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Policy and Procedures found on the Institute for Education’s website.

Assessment Methods

This module will be assessed through: Research Assingment and Online Tasks/Reflections.

Suggested Readings

Core Reading List
  1. Thurber, A., & Bandy, J. (2018). Creating Accessible Learning Environments. Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching. Retrieved from
  2. OECD (2020). Supporting the continuation of teaching and learning during the COVID-19 Pandemic Annotated resources for online learning.
  3. Segedin, L., Fahrer, N., Ernst, J.V., Clark, A.C., D.T.E., Kelly, D.P. & DeLuca, V.W. (2019), “Adapting Instruction”, Technology and Engineering Teacher; 7(4), pp. 9-11.
  4. Levey, Sandra (2021). Universal Design for Learning. Journal of Education (Boston, Mass.) (0022-0574), p. 002205742110319
  5. CooperGibson Research (2018). Use and perceptions of curriculum support resources in schools: Research Report.
Supplementary Reading List
  1. Behling, Kirsten T. Behling, (09/30/2018). Reach everyone, teach everyone: universal design for
    learning in higher education (1-946684-59-7, 978_-1-946684-59-2).
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