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"The concept of learning goals will always be in my head'': Aligning and Applying Learning Goals in Participatory Design in a School Context

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  • Eva Eriksson
  • Olof Torgersson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

In this paper, we explore applying learning goals in participatory design (PD) practice as an approach to mutual learning in a school context. The paper is based on experiences from master students in interaction design, who were instructed to define learning goals for children participating in PD activities that they organized in a school context. Based on the results of this study, we suggest a number of strategies for aligning and applying learning goals in PD in school contexts in practice: Debrief the results from the children's reflections with the teachers, Scalability in regard to time and context, Adjust to age, Collaborate with the teacher to define specific learning goals, Formulate learning gains for the teachers, and Develop support materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIDC '21: Interaction Design and Children
Number of pages7
Place of publicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication yearJun 2021
ISBN (Electronic)9781450384520
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
EventIDC'21: Interaction Design and Children (IDC) - online, Greece
Duration: 24 Jun 202130 Jun 2021



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