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ERIC Number: EJ866556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0950-0693
Design-Based Research: Case of a Teaching Sequence on Mechanics
Tiberghien, Andree; Vince, Jacques; Gaidioz, Pierre
International Journal of Science Education, v31 n17 p2275-2314 Nov 2009
Design-based research, and particularly its theoretical status, is a subject of debate in the science education community. In the first part of this paper, a theoretical framework drawn up to develop design-based research will be presented. This framework is mainly based on epistemological analysis of physics modelling, learning and teaching hypotheses. It includes grand theories, a specific theory that following Cobb, Confrey, diSessa, Lehrer, and Schauble is a "humble theory" in the sense that it does "real work", and tools for design. In the second part, we will show how this specific theory and its tools led designers to develop teaching resources in the case of a teaching sequence on mechanics (Grade 10). We will explain how the components of the specific theory and tools guide the design at different levels; the conceptual structure of the teaching sequence, the chronology of the activities, the various choices of the type of activity and their wording. This presentation makes the bases of designing teaching resources explicit and therefore allows for scientific debate. (Contains 15 figures, 2 tables, and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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