Improving maths teaching practices: A district-wide Design-Research (EDR) project

Mathematics Education Research Seminar Series

Presented Dr Ryan Dunn, Melbourne Graduate School of Education

The purpose of this study was to examine the experiences of teachers participating in practitioner research, specifically Educational Design Research (EDR), and its potential for teacher professional learning. Data for this longitudinal study was collected from 352 teachers in an urban school district in California. The findings show that the Educational Design Research initiative enabled teachers to evolve their teaching practices and offers insights into the specific characteristics of teachers who reported significant changes in teaching practice.