Working at the intersection of research and practice, organizing a design-based research process may unfold differently across different projects. In this unit, we will explore questions related to co-construction of the design-based research process including ways of learning about context, shaping research questions, and collecting and analyzing data together. Through sample projects, we will explore ethical research norms and standards that comply with academia and ways for working towards sustaining design-based research interventions from the outset. Along with two live webinars, we will feature a collaborative making activity to illustrate key ideas from the readings and discussions. Join us and start sharing your ideas on your DML Commons blog using the hashtag #DBRcommons.
- Understand ethical considerations of working with participants in DBR
- Learn about strategies for engaging with participants, beginning and initiating collaborations, and sustaining collaboration
- Learn about challenges in relation to design based research, and strategies for overcoming these through concrete examples.
Kickoff Live Event: Thursday, April 23, 9:00 AM PDT (11AM CDT/12PM EDT)
Guests: Megan Bang & Phil Bell
Description: Megan Bang and Phillip Bell will share their research related to developing innovations in science education through community partnerships. Building on the work that presents interesting intersections between research and practice at the example of STEM innovation, we will dive into a discussion related to managing the codesign process, ethical considerations for participation, and managing the logistics of collaborative work in relation to tools for planning participation and negotiating decision making in design-based research.
Structure: During the live webinar, Megan Bang and Phillip Bell will discuss their experiences with co-designing with participants. The DML Commons community can add notes, questions, and relevant resources for the discussion in the shared Etherpad, and blog visual summaries of key points on their blogs using the hashtag #DMLcommons. These resources will then be linked permanently to the unit 2 page for future reference.
Recommended Readings and resources:
- Innovations in culturally based science education through partnerships and community
- Strategies for Negotiating Problems of Practice with Partners (slideshow presentation by Bill Penuel)
- Design-based research, collaboration & co-design (slideshow presented by Megan Bang & Philip Bell during live webinar broadcast)
Live Event: Wednesday, April 29, 1:00 PM PDT (3PM CDT/4PM EDT)
Guests: Nathan Phillips, Rebecca Woodard, Ryan Rish, and Krista Bowen
Description: Co-designing and collaborating with participants in design based research can be challenging and involves a lot of decisions related to acknowledging and building upon the experiences and agency of the participants. During this panel discussion, Nathan and Rebecca will share their process of co-creating a “Memorandum of Understanding” with participants very early in the research process that serves as a living document to guide their collaboration with teachers and students. Ryan and Krista will share a new study they are designing using DBR and will discuss questions and concerns related to co-participation. Together, we will engage in a conversation around the questions and challenges at the intersection of research and practice and the embarking next chapters of the stories in the field.
Structure: During the live webinar, facilitators and invited participants will discuss their experiences with co-designing with participants. The DML Commons community can add notes, questions, and relevant resources for the discussion in the shared Etherpad, and blog visual summaries of key points on their blogs using the hashtag #DMLcommons. These resources will then be linked permanently to the unit 2 page for future reference.
What makes something a design study Understanding Contexts and Developing Partnerships Designing in Educational Settings Tools: Designing in Workplace Settings
What makes something a design study
Understanding Contexts and Developing Partnerships
Designing in Educational Settings
Tools: Designing in Workplace Settings