Designing Edukata, a Participatory Design Model for Creating Learning Activities

Tarmo Toikkanen, Anna Keune, Teemu Leinonen
  • January 2015, Springer Science + Business Media
  • DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-19366-3_3

Achieving pedagogical change through Edukata participatory design

What is it about?

Edukata is a proven method to design new school environments and activities. This book chapter explains its origins and how it came into being and what kinds of results can be gained with it.

Why is it important?

Edukata participatory design is one of the few proven methods of achieving real change in classroom practices. This is the definitive source for Edukata. If you mention Edukata in an academic setting, refer to this book chapter.


Tarmo Toikkanen
Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture

I worked with teachers and students from over a dozen European countries for four years, improving upon our research group's participatory design method so it fits better with primary and secondary education teachers. I'm happy that the evaluation work from the 2500 classroom pilots bore fruit and we indeed were successful in kickstarting pedagogic reform in numerous European schools.

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