Share Paper: Educational Design Research: methodological blind spots, challenges, and alternative sources for inspiration

  1. Sebastian Fiedler, Hamburg Center for University Teaching and Learning (HUL), University of Hamburg, Germany
Wednesday, June 29 1:30 PM-2:30 PM Junior Ballroom D

Abstract: Among contemporary approaches to educational technology research and development Educational Design Research (EDeR) - also called “Design-Based Research” - has gained considerable attention. While design interventions are regularly promoted in various types of practice settings, EDeR researchers however often emphasize the primacy of “theory” without making explicit what type of knowledge claims they actually hope to produce. Regardless of their focus on intervention into contextualized practice, EDeR Researchers often seem to maintain an ideal of “scientific” rationale that is fundamentally geared towards universal knowledge claims. In our symposium we will explore various methodological blind spots and challenges of contemporary Educational ...