Week 1


Day 1

  1. Presentation of the participants
  2. Brainstorming about DR
  3. Writing our draft definition of DR
  4. What is missing in our defintion?
  5. To do (Padlet)
    Focused literature review on DR:
    Design Research (2 papers) and Inspiring example (1 paper for each discipline)
  6. Assigning roles for the work

Day 2

  1. Discuss what we need to know about DR to design a product which could teach, in 5 sessions of 1 1/2 horu, to a group of participants of a summer school, a general idea of what is DR and how is it conducted
  2. Working in groups with the DR papers looking for important aspects of the concept and its features
  3. Putting together ideas about the group discussion
  4. Discussing some principles derived from Authentic Learning and Knowledge Building
  5. Assigning the activity of interviewing experts ( one researcher and one expert designer of teaching materials) and practitioners ( 2master students in the Freudenthal Institute)

Day 3: 

  1. Discuss the interviews and see how they inform our design
  2. Michiel Doorman, one of the authors of the inspiring example: Tool Use and the Development of the Function Concept,  came to visit the group and talked about his experience with DR in general and in the teaching experiment of our inspiring example
  3. Questions of the group
  4. First discussion obut the design principles from the paper

3 thoughts on “Week 1

  1. Design research is a cyclic process starting from a research problem going deeply every time through analysis of collected data according to some chosen methodology. It’s expected to use existing theories and previous studies to come out with something not only new but effective to the scientific community.

  2. The aim of DR is to design something with a practical application, focused on the learning processes, through an iterative process. Based on local theory, you implement the instrument (what you think will have the desired outcome) and observe/collect data (mostly qualitative). Evaluate the effect and refine the instrument, then implement again.

  3. The aim of DR is to develope teaching materials, applications for learning. In the beginning we have a main problem, a question or something, we want to develope about the understanding, learning, processes of students.
    First step: we find it.
    Second step: We find out, what others think about it.
    Third step: We create a hipothesis and the stages of the research.
    4th step: We do it.
    5th step: We write the publications and we are happy.
    6th step: We realize, that this isn’t good –> so we found a problem –> let’s go back to the first step!

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