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Learning design studio: educational practice as design inquiry of learning

Mor, Yishay and Mogilevsky, Orit (2013). Learning design studio: educational practice as design inquiry of learning. In: Hernández-Leo, Davinia; Ley, Tobias; Klamma, Ralf and Harrer, Andreas eds. Scaling up learning for sustained impact. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 8095. Berlin: Springer, pp. 233–245.

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Recently we are urged to transform education into an evidence based profession, and promote scientific standards or practice. These calls are not new – they seem to emerge every few years. We do not argue with their goal, but we contend that the suitable frame of reference is the paradigm of design science, rather than the common metaphor of medical research. This paper proposes Design Inquiry of Learning as a projection of educational design science into a professional domain, and offers the Learning Design Studio as a pedagogical manifestation of this approach. The learning design studio is a collaborative, blended, project based framework for training educators in effective and evidence-based use of educational technology. We present its theoretical underpinnings, note its fundamental principles and structures, and review three independent cases where it has been trialed. The results show that this model is effective in developing learners’ theoretical knowledge as well as their practical skills, and allows them to link the two. However, it requires a considerable commitment of both learners and tutors, and may not be applicable in more casual settings.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2013 Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3-642-40814-1, 978-3-642-40814-4
Extra Information: LNCS 8095
Editors: Davinia Hernández-Leo et al
Keywords: learning design; design research; design inquiry of learning; learning design studio; teacher training; professional development; moocs
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 38099
Depositing User: Yishay Mor
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2013 08:51
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2020 17:04
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