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SNaP-PBL @ EC-TEL 2013

SNaP!ing PBL: design narratives and patterns of problem / project based learning
A Workshop at EC-TEL 2013
17 Sept. 2013
Organisers: Yishay Mor, Thomas Ryberg, Brenda Bannan-Ritland, Susan McKenney

Problem and project based learning approaches are gaining attention across the European learning landscape, reflecting the trend towards learner-centred and active learning approaches. Within a TEL research context this includes a focus on how we can support and extend problem- and project based learning approaches through the use of technology. While problem- and project based learning are well-known concepts, it is clear from practice that the labels cover more varied interpretations and orchestrations of learning activities. The aim of this workshop, which follows a methodology called SNaP! - Scenario, Narratives and Patterns (Mor, 2013; Mor, Warburton, and Winters, 2012), is to identify reusable models of pedagogical practice for problem-and project based technology enhanced learning that can help practitioners, researchers and developers in designing learning strategies for various adoptions of problem- and project based learning. Participants will share accounts of their experiences prior to the workshop formulated as design narratives, and will collaboratively extract design patterns from these.

Mor, Yishay (2013). SNaP! Re-using, sharing and communicating designs and design knowledge using scenarios, narratives and patterns. In: Luckin, Rosemary; Puntambekar, Sadhana; Goodyear, Peter; Grabowski, Barbara L.; Underwood, Joshua and Winters, Niall eds. Handbook of Design in Educational Technology. London, UK: Routledge

Mor, Yishay; Warburton, Steven and Winters, Niall (2012). Participatory pattern workshops: a methodology for open learning design inquiry. Research in Learning Technology, 20

Ryberg, T., Glud, L. N., Buus, L., & Georgsen, M. (2010). Identifying Differences in Understandings of PBL, Theory and Interactional Interdependencies. In L. Dirckinck-Holmfeld, V. Hodgson, C. Jones, M. de Laat, & T. Ryberg (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Networked Learning (pp. 943–951). Retrieved from

Tambouris, E., Panopoulou, E., Tarabanis, K., Ryberg, T., Buus, L., Peristeras, V., Lee, D., Porwol, L. (2012). Enabling Problem Based Learning through Web 2.0 Technologies: PBL 2.0. Educational Technology & Society, 15(4), 238–251.