Progress toward the UN Millennium Development Goal to “Achieve Universal Primary Education” by 2015 is severely limited, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. This paper describes the application of educational design research (EDR) to this goal, specifically in the context of improving the capacity of Tanzanian teachers to produce effective curriculum materials. Using EDR strategies, the project team in Tanzania refined a prototype electronic tool for supporting curriculum materials development and tracked effects on both the professional learning of the developers and teachers and the quality of the curriculum materials that were produced. This paper focuses the capacity of EDR as a distinct research genre for contributing to theory-development while also addressing the specific needs of practitioners in the local context.
|Conference||AERA Annual Meeting 2013|
|Abbreviated title||AERA 2013|
|City||San Francisco |
|Period||27/04/13 → 1/05/13|
|Other||2013-04-27 - 2013-05-01|