Susan Jurow, an Associate Professor in Educational Psychology and Learning Sciences, gave a colloquium to the CU School of Education with some powerful new ideas in it for how we can go about studying and designing learning in ways that keeps focal learning as changing participation in changing practice.
Susan is studying learning in the local foods movement. Her work is a good example of community-based design research that involves iterative cycles of ethnographic research and design. The aim of design is "equity-oriented scale making" for imagining new, more just social futures. The work involves co-design with Promotoras who are supporting families in cultivating edible gardens and a local community organization dedicated to building a sustainable local food system. Their team has developed an app to support the work of Promotoras in documenting their work in the field that connects them to broader scales of practice.