Corpus ID: 110026022

Designing for social justice: people, technology, learning

  title={Designing for social justice: people, technology, learning},
  author={Ann Light and Rosemary Luckin},
This review provides an introduction to the concept of social justice and the practices of user-centred design (UCD), looking at how theories for changing the world marry up with methods to implement these changes. It then explores the potential role of technology-enhanced learning (TEL) within this framework. 
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