CARSS: A Framework for Learner-Centred Design with Children

Good, Judith and Robertson, Judy (2006) CARSS: A Framework for Learner-Centred Design with Children. International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 16 (4). pp. 381-413. ISSN 1560-4292

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Learner-centred design (LCD)is a nebulous concept. It can range from attempts to design with the needs of the learner at the forefront, to involving the learner at various stages of the design process, sometimes throughout the whole process. In addition, learner-centred design involving children implies additional issues which do not present themselves when using an LCD approach with adults. In this paper, we argue that current LCD frameworks do not consider the full range of issues necessary for successful design. We propose CARSS (Context, Activities, Roles, Stakeholders, Skills), a learner-centred design framework specifically for child learners, and describe two design case studies which demonstrate the framework in use.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Learner-centred participatory design, design frameworks, software design with children
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Chris Keene
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 16:51
Google Scholar:23 Citations

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