For researchers in the Learning Sciences, there is a lack of literature on current design practices and its many obstacles. Design as Scholarship in the Learning Sciences is an informative resource that addresses this need by providing, through a robust collection of case studies, instructive reference points and important principles for more successful projects. Drawing from the reflections of diverse practitioners, this text includes response sections that guide readers in understanding the research in the context of their own work. It touches upon educational technologies, community co-design, and more, and is grounded in the critical analysis of experts seeking to grow the community.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Untold stories
Vanessa Svihla & Richard Reeve
Chapter 2. Designing the Collaboratory Notebook: "Building the future, the night before it’s due"
D. Kevin O’Neill
Chapter 3. Designing for Activity
Joshua Danish, Noel Enyedy, Asmalina Saleh & Christine Lee
Chapter 4. The Challenge and Promise of Community Co-design
Leah Teeters, A. Susan Jurow & Molly Shea
Chapter 5. Living in the Fourth Quadrant: Valuing the Process of Design
Brian K. Smith
Chapter 6. Looking under the hood: Productive messiness in design for argumentation in science, literature and history
Mon-Lin Ko, Susan R. Goldman, Joshua Radinsky, Katherine James, Allison Hall, Jacquelynn Popp, Michael Bolz & MariAnne George
Chapter 7. Reciprocal research & design: the wicked problem of changing math in the family
Shelley Goldman & Osvaldo Jiménez
Chapter 8. Designing the Connected Chemistry Curriculum
Mike Stieff & Stephanie Ryan
Chapter 9. Making it Real: Transforming a University and Museum Research Collaboration into a Design Product
Palmyre Pierroux & Rolf Steier
Chapter 10. Reflections on Design Stories
Towards design practice as a first-class research activity
Iterations on a designerly science
Bo T. Christensen
Designing: The unseen dimension of our scholarship
Richard Reeve & Vanessa Svihla
Vanessa Svihla is an Assistant Professor in Organization, Information and Learning Sciences (OI&LS) at the University of New Mexico.
Richard Reeve is an Assistant Professor in Information and Communication Technology in Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University, Canada.