This is the paper that I wrote about the work I did with the Computer Games company MindCandy (CandyLabs in Brighton) Presented in Helsinki, Finland (lucky me!) pin-cpaper
For Sept and Oct most reading was based on the Interaction Design for Children conference series and other associated papers about mobile learning in situ and the technology used.
Mobile Learning with Children:
2008 Chicago USA
Overview: About Intergenerational and Experientail, Situated Learning
Irish Primary schools studying biodiversity. Brigit’s Garden, a project related to Irelands environment, heritage and folklore. DHS students, the DHSP uses the metaphor of the Irish ‘hedge school’ from 19th Century. This is an intergenerational learning structure. Situated Learning, Supports curriculum “ Social Environmental and Scientific Education.
Flash intro to the map and collecting field data in the form of Species Sheets about natural objects, drawing them and writing about them.
Feedback about the project was through questionnaires and quantitative in terms of what learned and also qualitative about enjoyment. Identified: positive negative pointas, evidence learning, personal participation, enjoyment, suitability and technological ability. Also discussions and a design session and interviews on site recorded on video.
68 % said they enjoyed using the cameras.
Informal learning settings and activities can profoundly impact children’s motivation and interest in learning.
From others: “ the kind of present experience that lives fruitfully and creatively in subsequent experiences” (Dewey, J. 1963) Experience and Education 1963 Kappa Delta Pi Series, Collier Books, NY.
Is the Hedge school idea of intergenerations, an interesting/ investigable one?
Is UK curriculum the content?
DBR methodology is an adaptive framework particularly suited to the design of educational interventions. Check?
- Experiental Learning: Dewey Dewey, J. 1963) Experience and Education 1963 Kappa Delta Pi Series, Collier Books, NY.
- Brigits Garden:
- Beale, J. Brigit’s Garden, 2004 [cited March 2007] www.brigitsgarden.ie
- DBR methodology
- The Design based Research Collective, Design Based Research: An Emerging Paradigm for Educational Enquiry. Educational Researcher, 2003. 32(1):p5-8
- Bell,P. and Sandoval, W.A, Design based research methods for studying Learning in Context: Introduction. Educational Psychologist, 2004, 39(4):p199-201
- Wang, F design Based Research and Techology Enhanced Learning Environments. Educational Technology Research and Development, 2005 53(4) p5-24
Co-Design with Children
Guha, Mona Leigh, Druin, Allison, Fails, Jerry Allan,
- Nousiainen, Tuula. Kankaanranta, M, Varsaluoma, J. Agora Center Finland.
Designing a Mobile Learning Concept for a secondary school together with students and teachers. IADIS International conference mobile Learning. 2011.
Consideration of relevant methods for co design at the concepts stage.
Mobile Learning project based on the needs of the schools and curricula but designed by the students using a particular method based on cards. Different technology explored during co design process as well as different subject areas. Also about ‘bridging the gap between informal and formal learning bringing tools and practices into school that the students use in casual contexts’. Avoiding involvement in detail and therefore using
Requirements from real needs of education: Lauriillard
Insipiration or motivation behind the content chosen = Awareness of Nature. This will not be measured but reasons are…
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