Participatory Design Goes to School: Co-Teaching as a Form of Co-Design for Educational Technology

Rebecca Nicholson, Tom Bartindale, Ahmed Kharrufa, David Stanley Kirk, Caroline Walker-Gleaves

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Educational technologies offer benefits in the classroom but there are barriers to their successful integration, including teachers’ pedagogical beliefs and their skills and experience. Participatory Design (PD) approaches offer one way in which teachers can be directly involved in the design of classroom technologies, however PD processes alone fail to address the challenges of integrating technology within existing practices. In this paper we propose co-teaching as a novel form of co-design practice. We describe a two year longitudinal Co-Teaching project resulting in the development and use of three digital designs for the classroom. Using the TPACK model to guide our reflections we offer insights into the ways that co-teaching can support the design and integration of educational technologies. We suggest that co-teaching as a form of co-design practice offers a way to move teachers from passive adopters of technology to active participants in the design and integration of educational technologies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI '22
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsSimone Barbosa, Cliff Lampe, Caroline Appert, David A. Shamma, Steven Drucker, Julie Williamson, Koji Yatani
Place of PublicationNew York, US
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781450391573
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes
EventCHI '22: CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans , United States
Duration: 30 Apr 20225 May 2022


ConferenceCHI '22
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
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