Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


Weekend Ed. Quote ~ May 19

“The reinvention of activities and material is essential for the personal improving and appropriation of professional part.” (such as participatory teaching)~Philippe Perrenoud, 1994 as read in this paper

Scholarship of Teaching


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Participatory Design Project Timeline

Participatory Design Timeline


Participatory Design Project~Brainstorming

Our team’s proposal was whittled down from a brainstorming session. Our brainstorming session applied Brown’s Brainstorming characteristics (Chapter 5), especially idea of “building on the ideas of others” and involved a whiteboard and colorful post-it-notes.* I initially suggested that we pattern our discussion after Brown’s 3 Elements of Successful Design: Observation/Empathy/Insight, and Mike suggested a broader essential question investigation. The result was a mashup of both ideas! Five categories emerged: Visibility-Pedagogy-Connections-Research Conference-Design.

To preserve the collective mind of our team two methods of data storage were employed. Molly keyed the text in a Google doc. Then, I transferred the data to a graphic organizer mindmap created via the MindMup web application. The result is two deliverables.

Here is a picture of the mindmap structure: (the text is too small to see, but can be expanded by clicking on the file attachment.)


Brown, T., & Katz, B. (2009). Change by design: How design thinking transforms organizations and inspires innovation. New York: Harper Business.

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