Constitution of Objects in DWR Activity
2015 (English)In: Contemporary Approaches to Activity Theory.: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Behavior / [ed] Hansson, Thomas, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2015Chapter in book (Refereed)
A shared research object between teachers and researchers in Developmental Work Research (DWR) aims at development of teaching practices and forming of subject-specific knowledge. Currently, design experiments, action research, and formative interventions are used in educational research. A multitude of approaches show an overarching interest in developing teaching and learning practices. Action research and formative interventions include and empower teachers. However, in many DWR projects, teachers and researchers have different objects. In a tradition where teachers are regarded as learners, a shared research object is of interest. This chapter problematizes the relationship between teachers and researchers with the help of three DWR projects. It is challenging to establish a DWR project in which teachers and researchers aim at realising the same object. However, when this is a case, such projects may contribute to new knowledge that enhances student learning and educational, clinical, and subject-matter research.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2015.
Activity theory, subject-didactic research, research object
Research subject Didactics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-105701ISBN: 9781466666030ISBN: 9781466666047OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-105701DiVA: diva2:730649