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Designing for Situated Knowledge Transformation

1st Edition

Edited by Nina Bonderup Dohn, Stig Børsen Hansen, Jens Jørgen Hansen


294 pages | 24 B/W Illus.

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How can knowledge developed in one context be put to use in other contexts? How can students learn to do so? How can educators design for learning this? These are fundamental challenges to many forms of education. The challenges are amplified in contemporary society where people traverse many different contexts and where contexts themselves are continuously changing.

Designing for Situated Knowledge Transformation provides a structured answer to these questions, through an investigation of the theoretical, empirical, methodological and pedagogical design aspects which they involve. Raising profound questions about the nature of knowledge, of situativity, and of transfer, transformation and resituation, it calls for and provides extended empirical studies of the forms of transformation that knowledge undergoes when people find themselves in new contexts while relying on existing knowledge.

Considering many avenues of practical application and insight, Designing for Situated Knowledge Transformation develops a coherent framework for developing learning designs for knowledge transformation that is crucial in today’s educational settings.

Table of Contents


Author biographies

Chapter 1. Introduction. Designing for situated knowledge transformation

Nina Bonderup Dohn, Stig Børsen Hansen and Jens Jørgen Hansen

Part 1. Situated knowledge transformation – theoretical framework

Chapter 2. Situativity of different forms of knowledge

Nina Bonderup Dohn and Søren Harnow Klausen

Chapter 3. Conceptions of transfer, transformation and resituation

Nina Bonderup Dohn and Lina Markauskaite

Chapter 4. Context framework for analysing situated knowledge transformation

Nina Bonderup Dohn and Stig Børsen Hansen

Chapter 5. Implicit and explicit metaphysics in conceptualizing transfer and transformation

Stig Børsen Hansen

Part 2. Situated knowledge transformation – empirical processes

Chapter 6. Transfer and transformation of ethics knowledge in continuing professional development

Stig Børsen Hansen

Chapter 7. Micro-transformational processes across sub-domains in science learning

Michael May

Chapter 8. Knowledge forms in students' collaborative work - PBL as a design for transfer

Thomas Ryberg, Jacob Davidsen and Jonte Bernhard

Part 3. Developing pragmatically useful design principles

Chapter 9. Practice-based design research to advance teaching and learning practices through situated partnerships

Maarten de Laat and Rob Martens

Chapter 10. Basic design principles for learning designs to support knowledge transformation

Nina Bonderup Dohn, Jens Jørgen Hansen and Peter Goodyear

Chapter 11. Designing for technology supportive of learning designs: The methodology of learner centered value sensitive design

Stig Børsen Hansen

Chapter 12. Design for transfer of computational literacy skills

Jesper Jensen

Chapter 13. Design principles for transfer and transformation of academic literacy

Jens Jørgen Hansen

Part 4. Case studies of designing for learning to transform knowledge

Chapter 14. A comparative study of learning designs for transformation of knowledge in undergraduate laboratory physics

Niels Bonderup Dohn and Nina Bonderup Dohn

Chapter 15. Knowledge transformation across changes in situational demands between education and professional practice

Nina Bonderup Dohn and Roland Hachmann

Chapter 16. Designing for mediational transition and learning through simulation – a task analysis of knowledge transformation

Jens Jørgen Hansen and Nina Bonderup Dohn


About the Editors

Nina Bonderup Dohn is a professor at the Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

Stig Børsen Hansen is an associate professor at the Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

Jens Jørgen Hansen is an associate professor at the Department of Design and Communication at the University of Southern Denmark, Denmark.

About the Series

Routledge Research in Education

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