Call for Contributions

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

Before the workshop we ask participants to contribute an extended abstract (1000-3000 words) of a design narrative of their problem- and project based learning practices. Design narratives are a structured way to describe a particular design experiment or educational intervention (e.g. a course, class, experiment) from a personal perspective. Design narratives focus on a particular problem or challenge in a given domain, how this was resolved, and what was learnt from this.

You should develop your design narrative with point of departure in the template for design narratives developed by Yishay Mor. The template is available as a Google Docs, but we would prefer if you could download the template (word-version) from below and fill it out. Please note that you need not necessarily fill in all sections. 

Please submit your design narrative via

Important dates:

  • 15 June: Submission of extended abstract (app. 1500 words)
  • 10 July: Deadline for cross-reviews of submissions  
  • 20 July: Notification of decision
  • 10 Sept: Final design narrative submitted
  • 17 Sept: Workshop
We are awaiting further information from the EC-TEL organisers about potential publication outlet for workshops (see EC-TEL call for papers), but will be exploring other options for publication of the improved versions of the design narratives.

You can read more about design narratives from the learning design grid site on design narratives, where you can also find an example (more examples are available from here).

Thomas Ryberg,
May 8, 2013, 12:37 PM