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ERIC Number: EJ1212584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2014-6418
Multiple Layers: Education Faculty Reflecting on Design-Based Research Focused on Curricular Integration
Gallagher, Tiffany L.; Fazio, Xavier
Qualitative Research in Education, v8 n1 p27-59 Feb 2019
What insights emerge through researcher reflections on a Design-Based Research (DBR) curricular integration project that contribute to the professional learning of education faculty/researchers? To answer this question, two researchers captured their debriefing discussions and reflections after monthly meetings with participating teachers. The meetings familiarized the teachers with DBR methods and enhanced teachers' understanding of integrating literacy and science instruction. Data were open coded, collapsed into sub-categories and interpretations were then clustered into three themes. The first theme is our acknowledgement of the layers that needed to be peeled back to understand teacher participants' planning and assessment. The second theme is the realization that the teacher participants were novices with respect to understanding and practicing curricular integration. The final theme honors the value of DBR as a research and professional learning method. Findings are discussed in light of the scant literature that describes the experience of DBR educational researchers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada