Design principles for fostering pedagogical provenance through research in technology supported learning

Keith Turvey, Norbert Pachler

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This paper contributes new critical and theoretical approaches that build the capacity to link research and practice in the field of educational technology. Building on a recent meta-narrative review of the problematic concepts of impact and measurability of educational technologies, we explore the case for methodological design principles that could have the effect of increasing the pedagogical provenance of research into technology supported learning. We extend our previous review by exploring how the design principles we have delineated can contribute to evidence, that increases pedagogical provenance. We also extend this work through critical reflection on how meta-narrative approaches to reviews have the potential to contribute to increased pedagogical provenance in ways that systematic reviews often fall short.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103736
JournalComputers and Education
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2019



  • Educational technology
  • Pedagogical provenance
  • Meta-narrative
  • Design principles
  • Praxis
  • Methodological innovation

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