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Personal inquiry: innovations in participatory design and models for inquiry learning

Conole, Grainne; Scanlon, Eileen; Littleton, Karen; Kerawalla, Lucinda and Mulholland, Paul (2010). Personal inquiry: innovations in participatory design and models for inquiry learning. Educational Multimedia International, 47(4) pp. 277–292.

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This paper describes a participatory design approach to the development of inquiry-based learning supported through a technology toolkit. The work is part of an interdisciplinary project – Personal Inquiry (PI). The paper focuses on the approach we adopted, concentrating in particular on the two mediating artefacts we used to guide and frame the design process during two design workshops. The first mediating artefact used was an Inquiry framework developed as part of the wider PI project and the second was Kellett’s enquiry research bubbles (Kellett, 2005), which is a framework to guide enquiry-based thinking processes. The paper reports on data collected during the workshops and reflects on the value of the approach adopted. The paper also explores the PI-team’s own reflections on the design process and its role in the overall project.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 International Council for Educational Media
ISSN: 1469-5790
Keywords: design; participatory design; personal inquiry; enquiry-based learning; science
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Education and Language Studies
Knowledge Media Institute
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Childhood Studies
Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 24777
Depositing User: Grainne Conole
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2010 10:20
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2016 06:48
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