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ERIC Number: EJ1144030
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-346X
Designerly Ways of Teaching and Learning: A Course Structure for Interaction Design
Wärnestål, Pontus; Lindqvist, Mats
Journal of Learning in Higher Education, v9 n1 p179-188 Spr 2013
Society's use of increasingly complex information technology is, in a long-term perspective, shaped by the way we train our future designers and developers of information systems. By preparing students for practice on the field, in complex use-contexts, we aim to help student's bridge theory and practice, thereby helping them incorporate procedural knowledge and reflective practice in their skill repertoire. This paper presents a new course structure founded on active, contextual, and peer-based formative learning. Based on student and teacher reflections from two implementations of a course in Interaction Design, we find that our approach enhances the students' understanding, and assimilation, of the reflective aspect of interaction design practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sweden
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