ABS305 - The aftermath – Chasing the consequences of a change laboratory intervention
4:50 PM, Thursday 31 Aug 2017 (20 minutes)
Convention Center - 205 A
In this study, we apply cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT), which provides us theoretical-methodological tools to explore the consequences of a Change Laboratory (CL) intervention. We carried out a CL intervention with the staff of a teacher training school to help the participants identify the school’s current developmental needs and to overcome the challenges faced in the daily teaching activity. Our methodological framework for the examination of the consequences of a CL expands the existing understanding produced by previous studies through its longitudinal research approach. Our main contribution is the revealing of the long-term consequences of a CL intervention, which can be divided into a four-layered model of stabilised or contested and individual or collective consequences.