Browsing by Subject "educational innovation"

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  • Pernaa, Johannes; Aksela, Maija Katariina (2012)
    This paper introduces a new collaborative model for design-based research (DBR), model-based design research (MBDR), in which the design process is carried out through model-based reasoning (MBR). The objective of the paper is to discuss how MBDR can be used as a method for educational innovation, which is a social transformation occurring when a certain group adopts a new educational practice. This aim is approached by analysing three MBDR cases and comparing the results to the possibilities and challenges rising from the innovation research literature. According to the analysis, MBDR is a promising method for creating and teaching educational innovations. It is most suitable for inventing and supporting the adoption of new practices. By conducting DBR through MBR, design community can produce a comprehensive need analysis. This way design solutions that meet the design objectives can be constructed. Comprehensive need analysis and goal-oriented design lead to successful projects and designers more comprehensive participation to the research.
  • Loukomies, Anni; Juuti, Kalle; Lavonen, Jari (Springer, 2018)
    Contributions from Science Education Research
    This chapter describes inquiry-based science teaching and learning (IBST/L) pilots designed by teachers during a professional development programme. There is research-based evidence that IBSL/T may promote students’ learning and their motivation to learn science, and therefore it is beneficial to familiarise the teachers with this approach. Building on teachers’ existing expertise in designing their teaching, the programme introduced theoretical aspects of the IBST/L approach and its research-based benefits for students’ motivation, interest and science learning. The course aimed to support teachers as educational innovators in the process of designing and testing IBST/L pilots, during which they collaboratively reflected on and revised their existing practices. The data of this piece of research consists of the teachers’ poster presentations of their IBST/L pilots and a video recording of the reflection session. The content analysis revealed that the pilots’ structure seemed traditional but encompassed some IBST/L features. It is concluded that teacher educators need to understand teachers’ views of IBST/L in order to more effectively support planning and reflection.