This article is a reflection on a Developmental Work Research project focused on the introduction of information and communication technology in schools in Africa. The longstanding project incited us to examine developmental research partnership as a joint mediated activity that takes place in a developing country. The data include several workshops, Change Laboratories (CLs) in three schools, and ethnography from these schools. By tracing the bottom-up approach of CLs, and to capture the complexity of the effects of related activities represented in the partnership, we were led to focus on dialogue where the dialectic of local and global forces evolve.
Engeström, R., Batane, T., Hakkarainen, K., Newnham, D. S., Nleya, P., Senteni, A., & Sinko, M. (2014). Reflections on the use of DWR in Intercultural Collaboration. Mind Culture and Activity, 21(2), 129-147. https://doi.org/10.1080/10749039.2013.879185