Technology-Enhanced Professional Learning
Time: September 17, 2010 from 11am to 4pm
Location: London Knowledge Lab,
Street: 23-29 Emerald Street
City/Town: London WC1N 3QS
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Event Type: seminar, past_event
Organized By: Caledonian Academy
Latest Activity: Jun 14, 2011
Title: Changing organisational practices with Developmental Work Research
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Developmental Work Research (DWR) is a change methodology originating in the work of Yrjo Engestrom and his colleagues at the University of Helsinki. It involves researchers working with practitioners to help them to uestion
their practices using the analytic resources of activity theory. In this presentation I will draw on studies of organisational change in which my colleagues and I have employed DWR in order to illustrate the potential this method holds for promoting systemic changes which are oriented to what
matters for practitioners in the work that they do. Examples of research sites will include a university and local authority services and the session will focus on the principles of DWR and how they can be brought into play to promote organisational change.
How might universities change learning practice? What methodologies can support such change?
Prof Anne Edwards
Anne is Director of the Department of Education. She was a member of the ESRC Research Grants Board between 2003 and 2007 and of the Education sub-panel in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. She has been elected as a member of the Academy of Social Sciences and is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She was President of BERA between 2001 and 2003 and joined the Oxford Department in October 2005, from a Chair in Pedagogy at the University of Birmingham. In her last few years at Birmingham she was Director of the DfES-funded National Evaluation of the Children’s Fund www.ne-cf.org ; with Judy Sebba (Sussex) and Mark Rickinson (Oxford) convened a TLRP seminar series on the impact of enhanced user engagement on the design of educational research; and was co-editor of Mind Culture and Activity.
11.00-11.15 SSeLF SIG launch and welcome
11.15-12.00 SSeLF Challenge 3 presentation: Changing organisational practices with Developmental Work Research, Professor Anne Edwards, Oxford University Department of Education
12.15-13.30 lunch break
13.30-14.30 Interactive session: using concepts and methodologies for change in participant's practices and organisations
14.30-15.00 Presentation by Karen Stepanyan 'Approaches to Sustainable E-Learning in a Changing Landscape: a Scoping Study (SELScope)'
15.00-16.00 SSeLF SIG meeting (everyone welcome)