ID as Social Process

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Paper presented at AECT 2008. Describes constructs around social processes that influence instructional design theory and practice.

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ID as Social Process

  1. 1. Instructional Design as Social Process <ul><li>AECT </li></ul><ul><li>Orlando, Florida, November 7, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Schwier, University of Saskatchewan </li></ul>Luis Pérez
  2. 2. Instructional Design as Social Process <ul><li>Acknowledgement </li></ul><ul><li>Katy Campbell, University of Alberta </li></ul><ul><li>Richard Kenny, Athabasca University </li></ul>Luis Pérez
  3. 3. ID as Social Process <ul><li>ID is complex social practice, not rote application of instructional models, processes, techniques. </li></ul>
  4. 4. ID as Social Process <ul><li>ID involves agency </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>active </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>passive </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. ID as Social Process <ul><li>ID involves moral relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Actions are not value-neutral </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Multivariate Nature of Agency
  7. 7. Intentional Dimension of Agency <ul><li>Deciding which things are important & those things we mean to do </li></ul><ul><li>Personal judgments about what is significant, valuable, moral or ethical </li></ul><ul><li>Risk of making design decisions inconsistent with underlying intentions of the work </li></ul>
  8. 8. Operational Dimension of Agency <ul><li>Practical implications or expression of particular intentions, principles or values </li></ul><ul><li>Several operational expressions can be consistent with single intentional dimension </li></ul>
  9. 9. Advice to Grad Programs <ul><li>Avoid exclusive focus on mastery of tools. </li></ul><ul><li>Engage student designers in early identity work via: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>storying experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>autobiographical writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>deconstruction of situated experiences via group conversations </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Advice to Grad Programs <ul><li>learning how to interview and listen actively/intentionally </li></ul>...and by David Shankbone

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