Participatory pattern workshops: a methodology for open learning design inquiry

Mor, Yishay; Warburton, Steven and Winters, Niall (2012). Participatory pattern workshops: a methodology for open learning design inquiry. Research in Learning Technology, 20



In order to promote pedagogically informed use technology, educators need to develop an active, inquisitive, design-oriented mindset (Laurillard, 2008). Design Patterns have been demonstrated as powerful mediators of theory-praxis conversations (Goodyear et al., 2006) yet widespread adoption by the practitioner community remains a challenge. Over several years, the authors and their colleagues have facilitated many workshops in which participants shared experiences, captured these as design narratives, extracting design patterns and applied them to novel teaching challenges represented as design scenarios (Winters &Mor, 2009; Mor &Winters, 2008). This paper presents the core elements of the methodology that emerged from these workshops: the Participatory Patterns Workshops (PPW) methodology.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 33909
  • Item Type
  • Journal Item
  • ISSN
  • 2156-7077
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    Not SetNot SetKaleidoscope Network of Excellence
    Not SetNot SetEduserv funded Rhizome project
  • Keywords
  • design patterns; design narratives; scenarios; workshops; methodology
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • Yishay Mor