Values Clustering: a case study on two teachers' appropriations


Educational setting:

Interaction Design and Media,
Bachelor’s’ level,
free-standing onsite course,

Design: Theory, method and practice,
Master programme in ICT-Based Educational Design,
free-standing online course,


1 hour

Number of students:

28 + 17

Learning Activities

This case study reports on two teachers’ appropriation of the teaching activity Values clustering for developing students' value vocabularies. It provides insights into how this particular teaching activity can be appropriated in different educational settings, what the teachers' perceived effectiveness of this activity is, and what kind of adaptations individual teachers may need to make to fit them into their particular course.

The case study serves as an example for how discussions and actions around values in design can be framed and implemented in the classroom. It also serves as an example of how a teaching activity can be appropriated to various contexts, but without losing its essence in terms of the learning goals the activity strives to fulfill.

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Nilsson, Elisabet M.; Barendregt, Wolmet; Eriksson, Eva; Hansen, Anne-Marie; Toft Nørgård, Rikke; and Yoo, Daisy (2020). The Values Clustering Teaching Activity – a Case Study on Two Teachers’ Appropriations of Open Educational Resources for Teaching Values in Design. In Proceedings of the 11th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction: Shaping Experiences, Shaping Society (NordiCHI '20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 98, 1–8.



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