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Towards practical design support for teachers

FJJM Janssen, JH van Driel, N Verloop



It is commonly accepted that teachers play a pivotal role in the implementation of educational reform. Teachers are expected to teach as well as to design lessons. However, compared to professional designers, they have far less time and resources available. In this paper we therefore make a plea for the development of practical design support for teachers, which is adapted to both the educational reform and the limited time and resources of teachers. We develop a theoretical framework and a method for developing practical design support. This method has been tried out with Biology teachers designing lessons in which students learn about biological systems by redesigning the lessons (learning..

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