'Jugaad': Transgressions within research methodologies

Sameer Honwad, Anne Kern, Heila Lotz-Sisitka, Shivaraj Bhattarai, Christopher Hoadley

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Research as anorganized scholarly activity is a powerful tool that can inform policy and governance. Policy and programing in most countries is supported by research and although not always visible, that research plays an important role in how socio-political systems are viewed and shaped in countries across the globe. Therefore conducting research with a lens that aligns with the local ways of knowing and thinking is critical. When the methods and methodologies align with the ways research is conducted then the inferences that are drawn will have greater benefit for those most greatly affected, the locals. The current research paradigms within learning sciences tend to be grounded in methodologies that developed out of 19th and 20th century educational and social sciences that emerged in the West. This paper examines the need and utility to develop and design research methodologies that aligned with the local ways of knowing and thinking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2016
Subtitle of host publicationTransforming Learning, Empowering Learners, Proceedings
EditorsChee-Kit Looi, Joseph L. Polman, Peter Reimann, Ulrike Cress
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9780990355083
StatePublished - 2016
Event12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners, ICLS 2016 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Jun 20 2016Jun 24 2016


Other12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners, ICLS 2016


  • Design for equity and empowerment
  • Design for social justice
  • Research methodologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Education


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