KNAC for learning: Designing to meet the challenges of the emerging 'learning how to learn' education paradigm

Morgan, Colleen J. (2016) KNAC for learning: Designing to meet the challenges of the emerging 'learning how to learn' education paradigm. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis is the result of a design-based research investigation into the opportunities and challenges facing the field of education. Through an iterative design process, research insights informed design specifications that shaped the design of KNAC, a learning tool that enables teaching and learning practices that foster metacognition, inquiry-based learning and networked learning. Semi-structured interviews with educational technologists offer insights into the extant practices of teachers and students revealing differentiations between theory and real-world experiences. This research is an example of design practice as a form of knowledge generation, resulting in applied knowledge that has implications for teaching and learning tools and practices.

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ID Code: 95085
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Adkins, Barbara & Polson, Debra
Keywords: Education, Metacognition, Inquiry-based Learning, Connectivism, Constructivism, Digital Literacies, Design-Based Research, Interaction Design
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Design
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 31 May 2016 01:02
Last Modified: 31 May 2016 01:02

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