EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies 17(11): e5

Research Article

Designing for learning and empowerment: how designbased research can impact education and practice

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.5-9-2017.153062,
        author={L. Jonsson},
        title={Designing for learning and empowerment: how designbased research can impact education and practice},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies},
        volume={17},
        number={11},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={CT},
        year={2017},
        month={9},
        keywords={Design-based research, designing for learning, higher education, special education, learning disabilities, empowerment, visual and digital interview methods.},
        doi={10.4108/eai.5-9-2017.153062}
    }
    
  • L. Jonsson
    Year: 2017
    Designing for learning and empowerment: how designbased research can impact education and practice
    CT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.5-9-2017.153062
L. Jonsson1,*
  • 1: VIA Culture & Pedagogy, Research and Development, VIA University College, Ceresbyen 24, 8000 Aarhus C., Denmark
*Contact email: lhjo@via.dk

Abstract

This paper proposes design-based research as a teaching approach to enhance the learning environment of university college students and as a potential tool for empowerment in practice. The paper depicts how students, professors, professional educationalists, and people with learning disabilities worked together to develop five new visual and digital methods for interviewing in special education. Thereby enhancing students’ competences, knowledge and proficiency in innovation and research as well as designing a solution aiding people with learning disabilities to communicate with peers and professionals.