Redesigning learning spaces through students and academics contributions: the role of participatory design

Casanova, Diogo (2014) Redesigning learning spaces through students and academics contributions: the role of participatory design. In: SRHE Conference 2014: SRHE Annual Research Conference: Inspiring Future Generations; Embracing Plurality and Difference in Higher Education; 10-12 Dec 2014, Newport, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Participatory design is a trend for designing products and services which suggests that end-users become active participants in the design of what they consume. This concept originated in the Scandinavian countries, matches with new trends in learning and teaching in which learners construct their knowledge by dialogue, discussion and negotiation, hence through participation and engagement. Simultaneously, it also implies that institutions embrace plurality and diversity of perceptions by joining different stakeholders in designing aspects of the learning and teaching process. In this paper we present a research experience in its preliminary stage wherein using a Participatory Design approach we will re-design technology-enabled learning spaces by combining the perceptions of students and teaching staff in individual and group design sessions. We aim to build the foundations for discussing learning spaces as a dynamic and co-designed concept that can bridge the gap between staff and student perceptions of learning spaces.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Title: SRHE Conference 2014: SRHE Annual Research Conference: Inspiring Future Generations; Embracing Plurality and Difference in Higher Education
Organising Body: Society for Research into Higher Education
Uncontrolled Keywords: Learning Spaces Classrooms Participatory Design Co-design User Lecturer Student Higher Education
Research Area: Education
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Interdepartmental and Cross-Faculty Research Groups and Centres > Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice (CHERP)
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Depositing User: Diogo Casanova
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2015 08:58
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2015 10:42
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/29742

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