***************************** Sent at the request of Birgit Pepin. ***************************** Season school: EDUCATIONAL DESIGN RESEARCH
Call for participation
Educational Design Research as a Means to Strengthen Relationships between Curriculum Research, Practice and Policy
Timing and location Four-day event: 5th - 8th November 2013 at the University of Jaen, Spain
Attendees The season school is aimed at - Doctoral/master students and early career curriculum/mathematics & science education researchers; - Curriculum professionals with research involvements within member institutions of CIDREE (Consortium of Institutions for Development and Research of Education in Europe) and EERA (European Educational Research Association).
The season school offers the participants a forum to deepen their research skills and extend their perspectives concerning the relevance of their research efforts and extend their networking.
Introduction to the theme The essence of this season school is to strengthen the relationships between curriculum research (in general and in mathematics & science education more specifically), policy and practice. One of the major recommendations from the literature to improve the relevance of curriculum research is to make sure that research efforts relate to policy agendas of a country and to concerns in school practice. Curriculum research can play different roles in doing so: it can assist in signaling and interpreting curriculum issues (via monitoring and trend analysis); it can help to solve these issues (via curriculum design research/design-based research, DBR); and it can support the implementation and scaling of curriculum change efforts (via implementation and impact studies). In this season school we address the need for capacity building activities, especially in the planning and performing of curricular design research activities.
Aims and activities of the spring school The season school aims at introducing curricular design research/DBR and at having hands-on experience connected to the work of the participants. The season school will consist of a combination of presentations by keynote speakers, activities in small working groups, and individual guidance. Issues and activities will be illustrated by examples from recent design research practices/studies and will be supported by tools and coaching on the spot. The following questions will be dealt with: o What are key characteristics of curricular design research? o How does curricular design research promote and realize the connections between curriculum research, policy and practice (e.g. in mathematics & science education)? o What does a curricular design research trajectory look like? o Who needs to be involved, and what are the specific roles? o How do you plan and perform curricular design research (e.g. in mathematics & science education)? o How do you deal with reliability and validity issues in curricular design research? o How do you present the results to other researchers, educational policy makers and practice?
Jan van den Akker SLO, Netherlands Institute for Curriculum Development Curriculum Koeno Gravemeijer Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands Mathematics Javier García García University of Jaen, Span
Mathematics Marta Romero Ariza University of Jaen, Spain Science Birgit Pepin Høgskolen i Sør-Trøndelag-HiST, Norway Mathematics Nienke Nieveen SLO, Netherlands Institute for Curriculum Development Curriculum
Overall programme of season school Keynote presentations (45 minutes each) + referent (15 minutes) Whilst Keynote 1 will introduce participants to design research/DBR from the research perspective, Keynotes 2 to 5 speakers will introduce and illustrate an additional layer/perspective to the discussion (policy-, practice- and subject curriculum-related) and will coin a subset of statements and questions. After each keynote, a referent will react on the keynote and will raise some additional issues. Then, the statements and questions raised by the keynote speaker and referent will be discussed in small working groups and results will be collected. In this way participants will work towards a list of recommendations for increasing the relevance of curriculum research in general and, more specifically, concerning their individual research activities.
o Keynote 1: Introduction to the theme: What does it mean to take a design research/DBR perspective? Keynote speakers: Nienke Nieveen (SLO, The Netherlands) & Birgit Pepin (HiST, Norway)
o Keynote 2: Input from curriculum policy perspective Keynote speaker: Jan van den Akker (SLO, The Netherlands) Referent: Adam Handelzalts (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
o Keynote 3: Input from (mathematics) curriculum practice perspective Keynote speaker: Javier García García (University of Jaen, Spain) Referent: Birgit Pepin (HiST, Norway)
o Keynote 4: Input from mathematics curriculum perspective Keynote speaker: Koeno Gravemeijer (Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands) Referent: Birgit Pepin (HiST, Norway)
o Keynote 5: Input from science curriculum perspective Keynote speaker: Marta Romero Ariza (University of Jaen, Spain) Referent: Jan van den Akker (SLO, The Netherlands)
Detailed programme of season school Day 1 Morning: Arrival Afternoon: 12.00: Reception and welcome 13.00: Lunch 14.30: Opening 14.45: Keynote1 (NN & BP): Introduction to the theme: What does it mean to take a design research/DBR research perspective? 15.45: First round of working groups 16.30: Coffee 17.00: Collecting and discussing first key results/highlights/challenges Evening: 19.00: Dinner Day 2 Morning: 9.00: Keynote 2 (JA) + referent (AH): Curriculum policy perspective 10.00: Second round of working groups 10.30: Coffee 10.45: Cont. second round of working groups Afternoon 13.00: Lunch 14.00: Collecting and discussing results 15.00: Keynote 3 (JG) + referent (BP): (math) curriculum practice perspective 16.00: Third round of working groups 16.30: Coffee 16.45: Work on presentations Evening: 19.00: Dinner Day 3 Morning: 9.00: Keynote 4 (KG) + referent (BP): Mathematics curriculum perspective 10.00: Fourth round of working groups 10.30: Coffee 10.45: Cont. fourth round of working groups Afternoon 13.00: Lunch 14.00: Collecting and discussing results 15.00: Keynote 5 (MG) + referent (JA): Science curriculum perspective 16.00: Fifth round of working groups 16.30: Coffee 16.45: Work on presentations (group and individual) Evening: 19.00: Dinner Day 4 Morning: 9.00: Discussing results based of participants' presentations 10.30: Coffee 10.45: Reactions of participants and keynote speakers, Finalizing discussion 12.00: Wrapping up, Conclusions, Future directions, Next year spring school 13.00: Lunch and farewell
Costs The spring school is free of charge for the participants. The organisation will cover the costs of three nights at the hotel and all meals during the spring school. Travel costs and longer stay at the hotel are not covered by the organisation.
Programme committee The programme committee consists of representatives of the following organizations: EERA Network 3 Curriculum innovation, SLO: Nienke Nieveen EERA Network 24 Math education, HiST: Birgit Pepin University of Jaen: Javier García García University of Jaen: Marta Romero Ariza University of Twente: Adam Handelzalts Cidree/SLO: Jan van den Akker
Institutions and networks that financially support the season school o EERA Network 3: Curriculum innovation o EERA Network 24: Mathematics Education Research o CIDREE (Consortium of Institutions for Development and Research of Education in Europe) o Høgskolen i Sør-Trøndelag- HiST, Trondheim, Norway
The first 40 suitable applications that arrive will be admitted. Applications need to be sent to Marian Nijhuis (firstname.lastname@example.org) by June 30, 2013. Please, fill out the application form.