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Linking research and practice: Educational design research


Getenet, ST and Beswick, K, Linking research and practice: Educational design research, What is Next in Educational Research?, Sense Publishers, S Fan, J Fielding-Wells (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 29-40. ISBN 9789463005227 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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This chapter describes how an Educational Design Research (EDR) approach was employed to design a context based professional development (PD) program tested in practice to support teacher educators to integrate ICT in their teaching of pre-service primary school mathematics teachers in Ethiopia. In addition, the researchersí experience of using EDR to develop and design a context based PD program that was responsive to a particular context and stakeholders is described. The chapter is organised in four sections. It begins with a description of EDR in the background section followed by an illustration of the process of choosing the right methodology carefully in the second section. The third section illustrates the processes of conducting EDR along with challenges in using EDR. The final section presents the potential of using EDR in educational setting. In each section, the points made are illustrated by describing how the principles and philosophical roots of EDR were attended to in the research project showcased.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:teaching methodology, educational design
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Getenet, ST (Mr Seyum Getenet)
UTAS Author:Beswick, K (Professor Kim Beswick)
ID Code:110207
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-07-20
Last Modified:2021-10-01

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