ERIC Number: EJ1098103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
2011 AERA Presidential Address: Designing Resilient Ecologies--Social Design Experiments and a New Social Imagination
Gutiérrez, Kris D.
Educational Researcher, v45 n3 p187-196 Apr 2016
This article is about designing for educational possibilities--designs that in their inception, social organization, and implementation squarely address issues of cultural diversity, social inequality, and robust learning. I discuss an approach to design-based research, social design experiments, that privileges a social scientific inquiry organized around a new sociocultural imagination, with an expansive understanding of how people can learn resonantly, as they live together productively and interculturally. I present a case of a postindustrial mining town to illustrate what can be learned from ecological approaches to help us design, sustain, and re-mediate vulnerable ecologies. I also present an educational case from my work and one from architecture as arguments for consequential design interventions for nondominant communities.
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Educational Change, Design, Resilience (Psychology), Sustainability, Experiments, Cultural Pluralism, Research Methodology, Educational Research, Social Science Research, Learning, Rural Education, Intervention
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