Designs for Experimentation and Inquiry examines how digital media is reconfiguring the established worlds of research, education and professional practice. It reflects on the theoretical, methodological and ethical issues shaping contemporary engagements with digital learning and offers insights for both analysing and intervening in digital learning practices.
This insightful volume fills a gap in the current literature by bringing together experiences from Sociocultural Studies of Learning, Science and Technology Studies, and Design Studies. Each chapter is an innovative case study, examining a different aspect of digital media's role in research, education and professional practice by exploring topics such as:
Learning practices and digitalized dialogue Digital design experiments Digitally mediated collaborations Ethical digital inquiry and design Expertly researched and written, this book is a unique resource for scholars, researchers and professionals working in the fields of digital design, applied technology and the learning sciences.
List of illustrations List of contributors Preface * Asa Makitalo Acknowledgements Introduction * Asa Makitalo, Todd E. Nicewonger, and Mark Elam Part I: Digital Technologies, Learning and Forms of Agency 1. Concepts, materiality and emerging cognitive habits: The case of calculating carbon footprints for understanding environmental impact Annika Lantz-Andersson, Geraldine Fauville, Emma Edstrand and Roger Saljoe 2. Learning as Gap-Closing: Investigating digitalized dialogues Sten Ludvigsen, Paul Warwick, Ingvill Rasmussen, Kari Anne Rodness, Ole Smordal and Louis Major 3. Digital inquiry into emerging issues of public concern: Controversy mapping in a Swedish school context Asa Makitalo, Mark Elam, Anne Solli, and Sandra Ferraz Freire Part II: Digital Design Experiments and Learning 4. Prototype Driven Learning and Inquiry: A Case Study of Architectural Design and Conceptualization Jonas Ivarsson and Todd E. Nicewonger 5. Imagining, Designing and Exhibiting Architecture in the Digital Landscape Palmyre Pierroux, Rolf Steier and Birgitte Sauge 6. Thinking Through the Databody: Sprints as Experimental Situations Anders Kristian Munk, Anders Koed Madsen and Mathieu Jacomy Part III: Investigating Digitally Mediated Collaborations 7. Transdisciplinary potentials: arts based methods, social science and digital bodies Carey Jewitt 8. Culture and Collaboration in Digitally Mediated Settings Elizabeth Keating 9. The epistemology of mobilizing citizens in the sciences: Tensions in epistemic cultures of contribution and ideals of science Dick Kasperowski, Christopher Kullenberg and Frauke Rohden Part IV: Ethical Digital Inquiry and Design 10. Everything old is new again: The ethics of digital inquiry and its design Charles Melvin Ess and Ylva Hard af Segerstad 11. A situated ethics for researching teacher professionals' emerging Facebook group discussions Annika Bergviken Rensfelt, Thomas Hillman, Annika Lantz-Andersson, Mona Lundin, and Louise Peterson
Asa Makitalo is Professor of Education. She served as co-director (2006-2019) of the Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society and coordinates LETStudio since 2010 at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Todd E. Nicewonger is Project Director for Destination Areas at Virginia Tech, USA. Mark Elam is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology and Work Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.