Design dimensions: In-depth retrospective studies of K-12 science curriculum design

Deborah Bernstein, Susan McKenney, Jacquey Barber, Anushree Bopardikar, Brian Drayton, Sara Walkup, Natalie Pareja Roblin, Christian Schunn

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePosterAcademic

    Abstract

    Design and development are critically important to the educational enterprise. Unfortunately, there is little research on which design and development processes produce optimal outcomes for curricular materials intended for large-scale implementation. The Design Dimensions project asks: Across phases of design (analysis, development, and evaluation), what processes and strategies are critical to successfully obtain large scale implementation with significant impacts on learners? Our work examines design processes with respect to three themes in science education: Deep Understanding and Rich Performance; Social and Cultural Experiences; and Implementation in Diverse and Resource-Limited Settings. A series of ‘deep dive’ studies examines designer processes in two successful contexts: the Lawrence Hall of Science and TERC. The first phase of investigation includes four retrospective case studies. This poster presents the theoretical framework and methodological approach used to investigate the work of successful design teams. We seek feedback from designers at ISDDE about the approach taken thus far.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event10th Annual meeting of the International Society for Design and Development in Education - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Duration: 29 Sep 20142 Oct 2014
    Conference number: 10

    Conference

    Conference10th Annual meeting of the International Society for Design and Development in Education
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityCambridge
    Period29/09/142/10/14

    Keywords

    • curriculum
    • scale

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