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ERIC Number: EJ942612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0013-189X
Organizing Research and Development at the Intersection of Learning, Implementation, and Design
Penuel, William R.; Fishman, Barry J.; Cheng, Britte Haugan; Sabelli, Nora
Educational Researcher, v40 n7 p331-337 Oct 2011
This article describes elements of an approach to research and development called "design-based implementation research." The approach represents an expansion of design research, which typically focuses on classrooms, to include development and testing of innovations that foster alignment and coordination of supports for improving teaching and learning. As in policy research, implementation is a key focus of theoretical development and analysis. What distinguishes this approach from both traditional design research and policy research is the presence of four key elements: (a) a focus on persistent problems of practice from multiple stakeholders' perspectives; (b) a commitment to iterative, collaborative design; (c) a concern with developing theory related to both classroom learning and implementation through systematic inquiry; and (d) a concern with developing capacity for sustaining change in systems.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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IES Cited: ED544215