Photograph of Alice Tsoodle and children

Participatory Design Research

This project aims to re-envision the places of science learning by engaging in a place-based participatory design research (PDR) project with teachers, families, administrators, garden coordinators, and researchers.  This project emphasizes processes of partnership (co-designing) and role re-mediations in the design and implementation of learning.

Who participates in design, how design processes occur, and what relational dynamics are prioritized shape the opportunities for learning that are enacted.

PDR aims to expand predictable patterns of roles, relations, and powered decision-making towards critical role re-mediations that empower non-dominant families & communities.