Mapping the Complexities and Benefits of Research-Design Partnerships

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16th Annual International Conference of the Learning Sciences


International Society of the Learning Sciences

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Increasingly our field is recognizing the necessity of close, collaborative relationships with educators, policy makers, students and other potential stakeholders if our design and research work is to have a lasting and more equitable impact on education. However, this work is not easy or quick, and we lack both detailed examples of how it is done and training for new (and current) scholars in how to do it. This symposium brings together a group of scholars who actively engage in RPPs and DBIR in order to highlight the lessons that have been learned and extend our discourse into the realities of this work, how to prepare students and current scholars to design their work with partners at the center, and how to accurately plan for work that engages stakeholders.

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