Towards a Community Incubator: The ICAP Design Framework for Social Constructivist Educational Designers
Der Thanq "Victor" Chen, David Hung, National Institute of Education, Singapore
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vienna, Austria ISBN 978-1-880094-65-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This paper highlights the often-mentioned mismatch between the more social constructivistic oriented pedagogy and the traditional instructional design model. Such a framework is important as a design process relevant to the work of CSCL. Any attempt trying to apply the traditional Instructional Design approaches (e.g., ADDIE) to social constructivist learning in CSCL contexts such as the community of learners approach is fundamentally flawed because the two stem from different assumptions of knowledge and philosophies of pedagogy. Based on a modified Activity Theory, we propose the ICAP (Identity, Community, Activity and Personal) design framework for social constructivist oriented approaches to educational design as an alternative to this mismatch. A case example of how ICAP is applied to designing a postgraduate degree program is reported.
Chen, D.T. & Hung, D. (2008). Towards a Community Incubator: The ICAP Design Framework for Social Constructivist Educational Designers. In J. Luca & E. Weippl (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2338-2347). Vienna, Austria: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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