A multi-level pattern approach for design and enactment

Name of the Practice, method or methodology':

A multi-level pattern approach for design and enactment

Brief description:

This approach proposes combining pedagogical design patterns and pattern languages (e.g. [http://www.ld-grid.org/resources/methods-and-methodologies/pattern-based-design-process-for-the-creation-of-ims-ld-cscl-scripts CLFPs] with "atomic patterns" (a finer-grained, less formal, contextualized kind of pattern), in order not only to design pedagogically sound learning activities, but also to ''implement and enact'' those activities ''complying with the authentic setting's contextual elements and restrictions'' (available tools, maintaining discipline, assessment needs...).

Atomic patterns are small-grained, recurrent elements of teacher practice (extracted from actual practice), using the available classroom elements to further their pedagogical goal, within the restrictions of the (authentic) classroom setting (discipline, assessment needs, curriculum...) (see also [[LDGResourcesRoutineRepresentation]]). Below we can see example atomic patterns, as they have been used in teacher workshops to promote CSCL design and enactment.

Links to extended descriptions:

* http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/5810
* http://www.gsic.uva.es/~lprisan/20110810_UVa_DesigningForEnactment.pdf PDF version
* http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360131511000091 Longer, more detailed paper about atomic patterns


Yannis Dimitriadis (yannis at tel.uva.es), Luis P. Prieto (lprisan at gsic.uva.es), Sara Villagrá-Sobrino (sarena at pdg.uva.es)