Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Break the habit: Using an active learning classroom to promote collective reflection in and on action at the workplace
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics. (LINA)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3203-7062
2022 (English)In: ICICTE 2022 Rhodos, Greece July 7 to 9: Conference Programme / [ed] Evangeline Marlos Varonis, 2022, p. 20-21Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Routine and projects had dominated work models for preschool staff in a Swedish municipality. To break such patterns, a process approach was initiated promoting continuous competencedevelopment. Organizing practices in the initiative focused oncombining language development among the young childrenwith relevant use of digital tools, develop pedagogical modelsfor inclusion of young children at the same time as using digital tools, and furthermore how to develop leadership modelsto enable the staff to integrate and maintain the process approach in everyday practice.

After two years of continuous effort, the common experience was positive but when trying to present the experience forstakeholders outside of the organization, such as responsibleschool politicians, there was a frustration linked to the lack of language for the positive experience of professional development and enhanced organizational quality. Activity theory was used as a point of departure for designing anactivity with the aim to collectively moving from the abstractto the concrete in being able to verbalize what the experiencewas manifested by.

A writing seminar in an active learning classroom (ALC) wascreated to collectively produce texts for concrete descriptionsand specified explanations of the positive learning experience.The result of the writing seminar suggests that the ALC roomin combination with the interaction within and betweenparticipating groups activated what Engström refers to as Expansive learning, when moving from the abstract notion ofsuccess to the concrete articulation of performed activities.Furthermore, the active learning classroom with several largescreens and walls to write on was seen as an essential toolsupporting the expansive learning in the preschool context whenconceptualizing learning. The study conclude that reflective practice needs to be materialized in concrete activities andwriting seminars in active learning classrooms is suggested as a spearhead model for such activities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2022. p. 20-21
Keywords [en]
preeschool, active learning classroom, expansive learning
National Category
Work Sciences Learning
Research subject
Work Integrated Learning
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-19640OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-19640DiVA, id: diva2:1733785
Conference
ICICTE 2022 International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education, Rhodes Greece 7 to 9 July
Available from: 2023-02-03 Created: 2023-02-03 Last updated: 2023-02-10Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Conference Programme

Authority records

Spante, Maria

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Spante, Maria
By organisation
Divison of Informatics
Work SciencesLearning

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 59 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf