How can we design learning activities in informal settings? ~Case Study of Cambodia Collaborative Project~
Thursday, June 26 11:35-11:55 AM
Students can learn tremendous amount of knowledge, skills and attitude in informal settings, as well as formal settings. In the formal setting, teachers or instructional designers organize learning resources, and develop learning activities according to instructional design (ID) theories. ID theories have been well established for formal learning, making learning more effective and efficient. On the contrary, students themselves try to organize resources in order to make activities success in the informal settings. However, ID theories do not help teachers make informal learning effective because ID is objective-driven theories. In informal setting, it is not teachers, but students who design learning. Students themselves go into field and struggle to collaborate with people in the field. Students cannot conceive specific objectives for their learning. In this presentation, the authors try to come up with design principle of how to design informal learning based on the case of the Cambodia collaborative project (CCP).