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Title: Participatory design in secondary education: Its desirability and feasibility according to teachers and students.
Authors: Könings, Karen
Van Zundert, Marjo
Brand-Gruwel, Saskia
Van Merriënboer, Jeroen
Keywords: Secondary education
Participatory design
Perceptions of a learning environment
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Abstract: Research has shown the importance of students’ perceptions of a learning environment and the existence of discrepancies between students’ and teachers’ perceptions. Participatory design could be a helpful strategy to reduce such discrepancies and eventually improve the design of learning environment, as it has proven to be effective to optimise design in other domains. The current study investigated the desirability and feasibility of possible use of participatory design in education. Students and teachers in secondary education were interviewed about their opinions on the idea of participatory design of a learning environment. Both students and teachers displayed predominantly positive opinions towards possibly engaging in participatory design, supporting its desirability and feasibility. Practical suggestions for implementation are included.
Description: Könings, K. D., Van Zundert, M. J. Brand-Gruwel, S. & Van Merriënboer, J. J. G. (2007). Participatory design in secondary education: Its desirability and feasibility according to teachers and students. Educational Studies, 33, 445-465.
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