Kurt og kubikknægtene: om brug af QR-koder i udviklingen af didaktisk design for undervisningen i arbejdsmiljø på en erhvervsskole

Dorthe Carlsen, Anna-Britt Krog

Publikation: Bog/antologi/rapport/kliniske retningslinjerRapportForskning


Conceptual Description
The concept has been developed for a vocational college in order to launch a course on “Working environment”, compulsory for students at the entrance “Transport and Lo-gistics”.
So far, teaching has been organized as follows:
• The first two to three days the teacher goes through a series of PowerPoints designed to give the students a theoretical insight into working environment, while aiming to create a dialogue with the students on various issues such as mental health. Along the way students solve small assignments, and a short film about the working environment as a driver is shown.
• The textbook on the working environment is not used in the process, since the teacher finds that due to lack of motivation and/or reading difficulties only few students would read through the material.
• The other half of the course is more practice-oriented, and the students will work in groups with an exercise in Workplace Risk Assessment in different areas (garage, cafeteria) or in relation to different issues e.g. noise.

The following challenges have been identified:
• The course contains a large proportion of theory, while the students are primarily motivated by "hands-on" learning.
• According to the teacher a large proportion of the students have what may be described as functional reading difficulties.
• The challenge in relation to the exercise in Workplace Risk Assessment is partly that it may be difficult for the students to orientate themselves on relevant websites, as it requires that they are able to survey large amounts of text. In addition to this, exercises may pose problems for the staff, for example employees in the cafeteria, when a new group every 10th week is asking them to identify problems in their workplace.

The new didactic design is based on mobile learning involving smartphones or iPad2s: In the experiment the students completed a workplace risk assessment, using QR-codes that provided information on location in the form of text, images, audio, videos, or links to websites, programs and assignments.
Smartphones and iPads are included in the teaching plan as described below:
• A series of videos with a consultant on workplace risk assessment is produced and QR-codes linking to the videos are placed at different locations at the school.
• Students may also use the phone to solve tasks by recording their answers or record videos.
• Groups of student are asked to produce a video dealing with a work environment problem. This video should then form the basis for another group's Workplace Risk Assessment.
The concept is developed in relation to the ELYK track labled "short vocational courses”.

Innovation potential
The overall goal is to make teaching more engaging by meeting the student with familiar media and by making them more active/productive in the teaching situation. By manufacturing small mobisticks in the style of those the consultant and the ELYK researchers have produced, the students get the chance to go from knowledge telling to knowledge transforming.

This concept is designed for a vocational college, but the concept may also be targeted at employees in small and medium sized enterprises, which are likely to experience the same challenges as these students.
Moreover, the case study illustrates the possibilities and limitations of smartphone and iPad's in relation to their ability to support various forms of learning. Furthermore, focus is on the consequences for student and teacher roles after the introduction of the new didactic design.
Udgivelses stedOdense
Antal sider86
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-87-994399-1-1
StatusUdgivet - 2012
BegivenhedKurt og kubikknægtene -
Varighed: 1 jan. 2012 → …


KonferenceKurt og kubikknægtene
Periode01/01/12 → …