Design-Based Research

Studies using design-based research approaches have the aim advancing the quality of learning and learning resources by designing and studying interventions in existing educational practices in natural settings. MEDIATE researchers have specialized in this approach for over 15 years, developing, implementing, and analyzing the use of prototypes and pedagogical designs within and across school, museum and workplace settings.

Selected Publications

Pierroux, P. and Steier, R. (2016). Making it Real: Transforming a University and Museum Research Collaboration into a Design Product. In V. Svihla & R. Reeve (Eds.), Design as Scholarship in the Learning Sciences, Chapter 9, pp. 115-129, London: Routledge.
Bakken, S. and Pierroux, P. (2015) Framing a Topic: Mobile Video Tasks in Museum LearningLearning, Culture and Social Interaction.
Kluge, A. (2014). Combining Laboratory Experiments with Digital Tools to Do Scientific Inquiry, International Journal of Science Education, 36(13):2157-2179.
Mørch, A. I. (2013). Predecessor Artifacts: Evolutionary Perspectives on a Reflective Conversation with Design Materials. In John M. Carroll (Ed.),  Creativity and Rationale: Enhancing Human Experience by Design.  pp.  121 - 141 Springer.
Pierroux, P., Krange, I. and Sem, I. (2011) Bridging Contexts and Interpretations: Mobile Blogging on Art Museum Field Trips, Mediekultur, 50: 25-44.
Smørdal, O., Stuedahl, D., & Sem, I. (2014). Experimental zones: Two cases of exploring frames of participation in the dialogic museum, Digital Creativity, 25(2):224-232.

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