The application of design-based research in the context of curriculum materials development in sub-Saharan Africa

Susan McKenney, Thomas Reeves

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    Abstract

    Although teacher guides are, next to textbooks, among the most-used teacher resources worldwide, little empirical research has been conducted on how to support the developers of such teacher guides in their complex task. During the iterative process of analysis, design, evaluation, and revision, design research was conducted to gain insight into desirable characteristics of an electronic performance support system for curriculum materials developers in southern Africa. The design study flanking evolution of the tool helped (re)shape each prototype, and to track effects on both the professional learning of the materials developers and the quality of the curriculum materials made. Because long-term, high-quality design studies in the field of education are rare, this paper focuses on the research approach, and its affordances for contributing to theory-development while also capturing and speaking to the needs of practitioners.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2013
    EventAmerican Educational Research Association: 2013 Annual Meeting - San Francisco, United States
    Duration: 26 Apr 20131 May 2013
    http://www.aera.net/Events-Meetings/Annual-Meeting/Previous-Annual-Meetings/2013-Annual-Meeting

    Conference

    ConferenceAmerican Educational Research Association
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco
    Period26/04/131/05/13
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    Keywords

    • design research
    • design-based research

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