ERIC Number: EJ794967
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 69
Designing Artefacts for Inquiry and Collaboration When the Learner Takes the Lead
Pieters, Jules M.
European Educational Research Journal, v3 n1 p77-100 2004
The availability of user-friendly tools for designing learning environments resulted in an innovative shift of design focus. This shift has been noticed from a user-centred, although passive and reactive, design approach to a participatory, at responsibility and self-directedness directed, design approach. This latter innovative and promising approach empowers co-designers (teachers and even learners) to actively participate in designing learning environments leading to higher learning outcomes. New pedagogical perspectives and approaches in which teachers (as domain experts) and learners are assumed to cooperate on a basis of equity and mutual responsibility will be offered a practical context for the implementation in powerful learning environments. In this article the potentials of learners as designers of their own learning environments are discussed. Support tools needed to play this role appropriately are discussed as well.
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Teaching Methods, Student Developed Materials, Teacher Role, Curriculum Development, Instructional Innovation, Student Role, Discovery Learning, Inquiry, Educational History, Learning Theories, Learner Controlled Instruction, Educational Technology, Cooperation, Learning Strategies, Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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