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Digital innovation in project-based learning: toward a model for praxis

1 September 2018 - 1 September 2019

PI/s in Exeter: Associate Professor Kerry Chappell

CI/s in Exeter: Dr Katie Natanel

Funding awarded: (total funding of £ 10,000)

Sponsor(s): Exeter Education Incubator grant

About the research

Dr Kerry Chappell from the Graduate School of Education has been awarded a £10,000 University of Exeter Education Incubator grant, along with project partner Dr Katie Natanel from the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies.

The project is called "Digital innovation in project-based learning: toward a model for praxis". 

This project explores how ‘project-based learning’ (PBL) can be enhanced through digital technologies and creative pedagogies in HE classrooms, which work through face-to-face interaction and virtual learning environments (VLEs). The primary aim is to understand and share how digital technologies can be creatively integrated into project-based learning in a way that compliments, and ideally strengthens, their capacity for deep, creative knowledge production. The project will produce – and relies upon – a cross-departmental/college network of scholars who engage in PBL with some digital tools integration. This network will develop a model of PBL that integrates VLE platforms in a way that maximises their potential to support deep learning, creative knowledge production and ethical communities. This model will be piloted in Dr. Natanel's course 'Gender, Sexuality and Violence in Palestine/Israel', and findings will be shared at an interdisciplinary workshop in summer 2019.

The project will run for 12 months from September 2018.

Details of the Education Incubator here