Educational Design Research – bridging theory and practice

Educational Design Research

Bridging Theory and Practice

Educational Design Research (EDR) – also referred to as Design-Based Research (DBR) – is an approach for analyzing important challenges or problems in education and simultaneously enabling the development and evaluation of creative solutions. We will ask participants to adopt the role of a stakeholder in a simulated project addressing an important educational challenge and apply EDR. We hope this will inspire the participants to start thinking about their own innovation project in education.

This activity will be offered on-site (at EDLAB) on 15 April, from 10.30-12.00 and you can sign up for a session below.

This activity may count towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) if relevant to your situation.

About the trainer

Diana HJM Dolmans is a full professor in educational sciences. She is the chair of the Department of Educational Development and Research at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University. Her research focuses on key success factors of innovative curricula within higher education. She is also a researcher within the School of Health Professions Education (SHE) at Maastricht University. She takes a special interest in understanding how to optimize the learning environment. Her topics of interest are problem-based learning, faculty development, and quality enhancement. Finally, she has published over 200 peer reviewed manuscripts in various refereed international journals, and she has supervised 28 PhD candidates through to completion.

Boukje Compen works as an assistant professor for the Department of Educational Development and Research and the School of Health Professions Education of FHML. Her main research line focuses on how faculty  development could support teachers in addressing students’ various learning needs. The approach of Design-Based Research is used in several research project Boukje is involved with, either as the principal investigator or as PhD supervisor.

Note about the costs
EDLAB is currently offering all CPD activities free of charge. Please note however that we have paid to develop and offer this session together with the trainers, so if you sign up but cannot attend, we would greatly appreciate it if you could give us at least 5 days’ notice so that we can advertise your spot to others who may be interested. Cancellation without at least 5 days’ notice or failure to show up may result in your department being charged the full cost price.

EDLAB reserves the right to postpone this event should a minimum of 6 participants not be reached.

Activity full or can’t make this date? Then sign up for the waiting list and we’ll let you know as soon as this event is scheduled again.