Edukata is a participatory design model to fill the gap between visionary scenarios and work practice. Edukata is based on cutting edge Nordic participatory design practice, but repackaged to be used by non-designers as well. While the video below and many examples relate to education, the same model can be applied to any other sector or business area.
Edukata was first designed to be used by primary school teachers in Europe, but has been applied to other sectors as well. For teachers, the Edukata model is a source of inspiration to strengthen their abilities and confidence as designers of future classroom learning activities and to expand and improve educational design skills.
Short introductory video of Edukata:
Edukata starts with the selection of an inspiring scenario and guides educators to create future classroom learning activities that reflect the key aspects of the scenario, the personal interests and needs of students, and the classroom context. These learning activities will address design challenges and will build on design opportunities as well as supporting resources that educators identify during the Edukata design process. The learning activities will be documented as subject non-specific modules that any educator could perform.
A five minute overview of an Edukata design process:
Edukata is a starting point. It provides a glimpse at, not a blueprint of the successful design of quality learning activities. It requires commitment, experience and stepping beyond your comfort zone. We recommend to facilitate the Edukata design process repeatedly to receive in depth understanding of the process.