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M.Ed. Curriculum and Learning Design( CLD): EDUCLD9 - Design-based Research Methods

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce Design-based Research (DBR) as a form of educational inquiry that emerged in recent decades. The course explores Design-based Research as a collection of methodological principles and approaches to studying innovative practices and interventions in school contexts. Participants will be exposed to how DBR involves in building of research-informed solutions to complex learning problems, systematic generation of theory and formulating intervention strategies in naturalistic settings. This course will also provide students with opportunities to examine the different theoretical and practical approaches to designed-based research in education and apply what they have learned to the design and conduct of their own design-based research studies.



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