Share Paper: Developing Educational Design Researcher Capacity

  1. Susan McKenney, University of Twente, Netherlands
Friday, June 29 10:45 AM-11:45 AM Koepelzaal

Abstract: Design research is a genre of inquiry in which the iterative development of solutions to problems in practice provides the setting for scientific inquiry. Design researchers and practitioners collaborate to analyze the problems being tackled, and to develop and refine solutions, which are informed by (formative) evaluation along the way. In these studies, the function of the investigator is typically multifaceted, including the roles of: consultant, designer, and researcher. While most design researchers are afforded formal opportunities to develop their research skills, the consultant and designer skills receive far less explicit attention and tend to be learned informally, at best. ...