2 credits- 10 sessions 3hrs each
Instructor: Ravit Golan Duncan
Office Hours: By arrangement
Mode of Instruction: Seminar- English/Hebrew
Students will learn about design-based research and how to design and conduct this kind of inquiry. Throughout the class, students will read research articles about DBR methodology as well as articles that employed this methodology fully or partially. Students will critique DBR studies and learn the argumentative grammar of this methodology, namely conjecture mapping. Students will develop a proposal for a DBR study that includes a theoretical framework, embodied conjectures, and measures to study the design.
The learning goals/outcomes for this course are that by the end of the course students should be able to:
- Understand the nature of design-based research
- Develop skills in designing a design-based research study
- Understand and apply conjecture mapping to a putative educational design
- Critique DBR studies
Texts and Resources:
All materials will be provided as PDFs.
An incomplete but very useful explication of many APA guidelines can be found at this Purdue University site: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
A useful online resources is the ISLS NAPLeS website: https://www.isls.org/communities/naples/research-topics-videos
Another useful online resource is Design Based Research EPSS http://dbr.coe.uga.edu/index.htm
This syllabus, along with course assignments, are subject to change. Any major changes will be clearly noted in a course announcement in class.
Evaluation of Course Work:
Grading Breakdown by Course Assignment:
- Class Attendance and Participation 20% Weekly
- Reactions and responses to reading 20% Weekly
- Problem space, theoretical framework, and review 25% Wk 6
- Conjecture Map 25% Wk 8
- Final Research Proposal (revise and combine 3 & 4) 10% Wk 10
Weekly Schedule and Reading List
Important note: Substitutions may be made for readings on this list. If substitutions are made, they will be announced before that week’s readings begin. Please check with me if you decide to read substantially ahead. I assign a limited amount of reading with the aim of keeping this reasonable. In addition to readings please watch any videos assigned for that week.
Week 1. General Introduction
There are no readings for this first week. We will spend the first class on introductory activities.
Week 2. The Why and What of DBR
Design-Based Research Collective. (2003). Design-based research: An emerging paradigm for educational inquiry. Educational Researcher, 32(1), 5–8.
Shavelson, R. J., Phillips, D. C., Towne, L., & Feuer, M. J. (2003). On the science of education design studies. Educational Researcher, 32(1), 25–28.
Kohnen, A. M., Mertens, G. E., & Boehm, S. M. (2020). Can middle schoolers learn to read the web like experts? Possibilities and limits of a strategy-based intervention. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 12(2), 64-79. https://doi.org/10.23860/JMLE-2020- 12-2-6
VIDEO- Hoadley, C.- A short history of LS- https://www.isls.org/research-topics/foundations-of-the-learning-sciences
Week 3. Design Experiments
Brown, A. L. (1992). Design experiments: Theoretical and methodological challenges in creating complex interventions in classroom settings. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2(2), 141–178. http://doi.org/10.1207/s15327809jls0202_2
VIDEO - Puntambekar, S., Design and design-based research [Webinar]. In NAPLeS video series. Retrieved October 19, 2017, from http://isls-naples.psy.lmu.de/intro/all-webinars/puntambekar/index.html
Week 4. Conjecture Mapping
Cobb, P., Confrey, J., diSessa, A., Lehrer, R., & Schauble, L. (2003). Design experiments in educational research. Educational Researcher, 32(1), 9–13. [Read this first]
Sandoval, W. A. (2014). Conjecture mapping: An approach to systematic educational design research. Journal of the Learning Sciences, 23(1), 18–36.
VIDEO- Bill Sandoval Conjecture map https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6nEMi-Lxa0
Week 5. Argumentative Grammar of DBR
Cobb, P., & Gravemeijer, K. (2008). Experimenting to support and understand learning processes. In A. E. Kelly, R. A. Lesh, & J. Y. Baek (Eds.), Handbook of design research methods in education: Innovations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning and teaching (pp. 68–95). New York and London: Routledge.
VIDEO- Kolodner, J.- Learning by Design NAPLeS http://isls-naples.psy.lmu.de/intro/all-webinars/kolodner/index.html
Week 6. Examples of DBR I- Technology
Nathan Holbert & Uri Wilensky (2018): Designing Educational Video Games to Be Objects-to-Think-With. Journal of the Learning Sciences, DOI: 10.1080/10508406.2018.1487302
VIDEO- Hoadley,C. DBR stories from the field https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Ani_jGCetM
Week 7. Examples of DBR II- Social Justice High School
Laurie H. Rubel, Maren Hall-Wieckert & Vivian Y. Lim (2017) Making Space for Place: Mapping Tools and Practices to Teach for Spatial Justice, Journal of the Learning Sciences, 26:4, 643-687, DOI: 10.1080/10508406.2017.1336440
VIDEO- Pinkard, N. Equity by Design https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjU3Io0tl0s
VIDEO- Gutierrez, K. Design for consequential learning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y25zaYDDMc
Week 8. Design-Based Implementation Research
Fishman. B. & Penuel, W. R., (2019). Design-Based Implementation Research. In Fischer, F., Hmelo-Silver, C. E., Goldman, R., Reimann, P. (Eds.) International Handbook of the Learning Sciences. Rutledge. pp. 393-400
VIDEO- Penuel, W., Design-based implementation research (DBIR) [Video file]. Introduction. In NAPLeS video series. Retrieved October 19, 2017, from http://isls-naples.psy.lmu.de/video-resources/guided-tour/15-minutes- penuel/index.html
Week 9. Participatory Design
Gomez. K. & Kyza, E. A., & Mancevice, N. (2019). Participatory Design and the Learning Sciences. In Fischer, F., Hmelo-Silver, C. E., Goldman, R., Reimann, P. (Eds.) International Handbook of the Learning Sciences. Rutledge. pp. 401-409
VIDEO- Bang, M. and Bell, P. Co-design and collaboration in DBR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXwEBf3nLFw
VIDEO- Panel Jurow, S. Manz, E. Penuel, W- Making visible the struggles of DBR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I9UTap8iPI
Week 10. Critiques of DBR
O’Neill, D. K. (2012). Designs that fly: What the history of aeronautics tells us about the future of design-based research in education. International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 35(2), 119–140.
VIDEO -Bang, M. and Bell, P. Critique of DBR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RJFaLP8XJI
OPTIONAL- VIDEO- Carol Lee Transformative justice in education. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4H43DJVee0