Representing practice: practice models, patterns, bundles …

Isobel Falconer, Janet Finlay, Sally Fincher

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    This article critiques learning design as a representation for sharing and developing practice, based on synthesis of three projects. Starting with the findings of the Mod4L Models of Practice project, it argues that the technical origins of learning design, and the consequent focus on structure and sequence, limit its usefulness for sharing practice between teachers. It compares practice models with two alternative, more flexible, representations, patterns and bundles, based on the outcomes of the Pattern Language Network (Planet) project and of the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Active Learning in Computing (CETL ALiC).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)101-127
    Number of pages27
    JournalLearning, Media and Technology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2011


    • pattern language
    • practice models
    • learning design


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