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ERIC Number: EJ1053040
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-2357
The Case of Design-Oriented Pedagogy: What Students' Digital Video Stories Say about Emerging Learning Ecosystems
Anu, Liljeström; Jorma, Enkenberg; Sinikka, Pöllänen
Education and Information Technologies, v19 n3 p583-601 Sep 2014
This paper presents a case study in which multi-age students (aged 6-12, N?=?32) in small groups made autonomous inquiries about the phenomenon of winter fishing within the framework of design-oriented pedagogy. The research analyzed storytelling videos that the students produced as learning objects. These videos revealed a picture of the developed learning process and influence afforded and emerged learning ecosystem on it. The research question was as follow: What do the digital stories reveal about the emerged learning ecosystem and learning processes? The qualitative content analysis of the videos' structure, students' commentary, and descriptions of the implemented activities revealed that each small group constructed its own niche in the learning ecosystem. By self-organizing and utilizing the afforded community, technology, and information resources, the students constructed their own interpretations of their chosen research tasks and related inquiries. Based on the findings, we argue that such inquiry-driven learning tasks and afforded learning resources guide students to search for strategic types of knowledge to understand the given phenomena and communicate their complex study processes. The study confirms that students' agency in design-oriented pedagogy will resemble that expected of 21st-century learners. Moreover, young children (from the age of 6) can participate and become active community members in the co-developed learning process and in the creation of local knowledge in the form of storytelling.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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