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ERIC Number: EJ829860
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1962
Design and Research: Partners for Educational Innovation
Rowland, Gordon
Educational Technology, v48 n6 p3-9 Nov-Dec 2008
The great need for educational innovation goes beyond what educational research alone can provide. Educational design offers much potential, particularly in combination with research--as design research (research "on," "into," or "about" design), design-based research (research "through" design), research-enhanced design (research to "inform" designing), and design-and-research (the two "transforming" each other). In this article, the author briefly discusses on issues facing education and educators, and compares two types of inquiry--research and design--in terms of what people seek to know and how they seek to know it. The author describes four ways that the two might be combined, and then suggests steps that might be taken if the argument for such combinations is compelling. (Contains 4 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A