Prof. Dr. Susan McKenney co-leads ELAN1, the teacher education program within the Faculty of Behavioral and Management Sciences2 at the University of Twente3. Additionally, she holds appointments in the Department of Instructional Technology4, at the same university, and in the Learning Sciences & Policy5 Group at the University of Pittsburgh6.
Her research focuses on understanding and facilitating the interplay between curriculum development and teacher professional development, and often emphasizes the supportive role of technology in these processes. As such, she also studies processes of design that can be applied in the fi eld of education, and synergetic research-practice interactions. Susan is committed to exploring how educational research can serve the development of scientific understanding while also developing sustainable solutions to real problems in educational practice. Since design-based (implementation) research lends itself to these dual aims, her writing and teaching often provide ideas about how to conduct this exciting form of inquiry. In addition to authoring numerous articles, she co-edited the book, Educational Design Research7 and, together with Tom Reeves, wrote the book, Conducting Educational Design Research8.
She has previously served as executive chair of the International Society for Design and Development in Education9. http://www.educationaldesignresearch.org
Teacher learning in design-centric partnerships
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