The EDRL research group works around a theoretical strain (embodied cognition), a methodological line (design-based research), and a disciplinary emphasis (mathematics). Thus, the laboratory hosts the full cycle of design-research projects that are geared to contribute to theory and practice of multi-modal mathematical learning and reasoning as well as to design theory. ·
Kalle Juuti, and Jari Lavonen. NorDiNa (2006)Construction of research based teaching sequences through Developmental research Linsje, 1995, Educational reconstruction Duit, Komorek & Wilbers, 1997, or Ingenierie Didactique Artigue, 1994, can be considered very similar with design-based research. On the one hand, these approaches take into careful consideration students’ previous knowledge and emphasise basic scientific concepts and how they are related to the teaching sequence Méhuet, 2004 and on another hand they aim to design the artefacts. For example, Andersson and Bach 2005 produced a teacher guide as an artefact describing the research-based sequence for teaching geometrical optics. However, these approaches focus on research-based design and the adoption of the innovations needs, for example, teachers’ in-service training.
B. Bannan-Ritland, and JY Baek. Handbook of design research methods in education: Innovations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning and teaching, Routledge, New York, NY, (2008)
Michael J. Feuer, Lisa Towne, and Richard J. Shavelson. Educational Researcher31(8):4 (2002)“For example, when well-specified causal hypotheses can be formulated and randomization to treatment and control conditions is ethical and feasible, a randomized experiment is the best method for estimating effects” p. 8.