Developing an online authoring tool to support teachers in designing 21st century design based education in primary school

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Design Based learning (DBL) as an educational approach which is emerging in primary education. Because of the limited availability of prescribed teaching materials for DR, learning activities are often developed by instructors themselves. However, it is often difficult for teachers to develop DBL activities. The paper investigates how primary school teachers can be supported in developing successful DR learning activities, in which pupils can develop both core curriculum objectives and 21st century skills. The research questions are: How can teachers be supported in the design of DBL activities aimed at concrete learning objectives? Are teachers able to apply the DBL creation tool as intended; to follow the design strategy offered, to reflect on the DBL activities using the tool and to improve the design iteratively? Are teachers able to successfully develop DBL learning activities using the tool? The paper describes the development of a tool that supports primary school teachers in creating DBL teaching materials. A web-based tool has been realized iteratively by means of design research. The resulting supports the teachers in developing 21st century education and encourages the teacher to reflect, even if it does not yet produce complete teaching materials for the classroom. However, in order to be effective in promoting DBL, there is a need to integrate the underlying concepts of DBL (such as incorporating design generations into the course material) even more extensively into the tool and to supplement it with an explicit pedagogical strategy and concrete assessment procedures.

Originele taal-2Engels
TitelComputer Supported Education - 10th International Conference, CSEDU 2018, Revised Selected Papers
RedacteurenBruce M. McLaren, Rob Reilly, Susan Zvacek, James Uhomoibhi
Plaats van productieCham
UitgeverijSpringer
Pagina's142-165
Aantal pagina's24
ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-030-21151-6
ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-030-21150-9
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 jan 2019
Evenement10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2018 - Funchal, Portugal
Duur: 15 mrt 201817 mrt 2018

Publicatie series

NaamCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1022
ISSN van geprinte versie1865-0929
ISSN van elektronische versie1865-0937

Congres

Congres10th International Conference on Computer Supported Education, CSEDU 2018
LandPortugal
StadFunchal
Periode15/03/1817/03/18

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    Bekker, T., Taconis, R., Bakker, S., & d’Anjou, B. (2019). Developing an online authoring tool to support teachers in designing 21st century design based education in primary school. In B. M. McLaren, R. Reilly, S. Zvacek, & J. Uhomoibhi (editors), Computer Supported Education - 10th International Conference, CSEDU 2018, Revised Selected Papers (blz. 142-165). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 1022). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-21151-6_8