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When Participatory Design Becomes Policy: Technology Comprehension in Danish Education

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While several studies have addressed the challenge of sustaining PD initiatives over time and supporting large- scale participatory processes, little is known about how PD and ideals fare on a national scale. We examine the process in which outcomes from a PD project were used and implemented as part of a mandatory course in Technology Comprehension in K9 education, commissioned by the Danish Ministry of Education. Our study is based on interviews with 12 people from the Danish educational sector, ranging from school teachers to the Minister of Education. Our findings demonstrate that while knowledge generated in a PD project can travel to the level of national policy, significant challenges emerge when outcomes from bottom-up PD is used in top-down policy. We conclude the paper by reflecting on how PD is equipped to create impact through policy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPDC '20: Proceedings of the 16th Participatory Design Conference 2020 - Participation(s) Otherwise
Volume1
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Publication yearJun 2020
Pages148-158
ISBN (print)978-1-4503-7700-3
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Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
EventParticipatory Design Conference: Participation(s) Otherwise - Manizales, Colombia
Duration: 15 Jun 202020 Jun 2020
Conference number: 16
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Conference

ConferenceParticipatory Design Conference
Nummer16
LandColombia
ByManizales
Periode15/06/202020/06/2020
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    Research areas

  • Policy, Education, Empowerment, Scale, Sustainability, #CEED, #CCTD

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