Exploring the contribution of students with learning difficulties in an inclusive co-invention project

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This study investigates the contribution of students with learning difficulties (LD) in a
co-invention process where a student team (Grade 6) generated ideas, constructed their own inventions, and evaluated the functionality of the inventions in close collaboration with their team members. In this preliminary analysis, we report on the experiences of three LD students when working in a ‘gel comb’ invention team. According to the interview data, the students viewed the project as beneficial. Two main themes emerged from the preliminary qualitative content analysis: peer- and teacher-supported collective responsibility and the relevance of the invention for shared agency.
Translated title of the contributionOppimisvaikeuksia omaavien oppilaiden osallistuminen inklusiivisiin yhteiskeksimisprojekteihin
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd Annual Knowledge Building Summer Institute: Knowledge building: a place for everyone in a knowledge society : KBSI 2018 Proceedings
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationToronto, Ontario, Canada
PublisherKnowledge Building International
Publication date2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventKBSI 2018 – Knowledge Building Summer Institute: Knowledge Building: A Place for Everyone in a Knowledge Society - Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education – OISE- University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 14 Aug 201817 Aug 2018

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences

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