CREATE for STEM Institute is very excited to announce Dr. Christopher Hoadley, New York University, as the keynote speaker for its 2019 Mini Conference to be held on May 6, 2019 at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center (Big Ten A Room). Dr. Hoadley has over 40 years’ experience designing and building educational technology, and has researched connections between technology, learning, and collaboration for over 30 years. His research focuses on collaborative technologies, computer support for cooperative learning (CSCL), and design-based research methods, a term he coined in the late 1990s. Title: (How much) Can we reasonably expect research to improve teaching and learning?
Abstract: Can research tell us ‘what works’ in education? The basic premises of natural science research may not align well with the phenomena of schooling, in that generalizability, replicability, and treatment control may not make sense. Interpretivistic qualitative research generally has a distant relationship to interventionism. In this talk, I describe some of the types of knowledge we can generate that can improve teaching and learning, including design-based research and design-based implementation research, and try to compare this to what society expects of education research.
Please register here for the conference and poster presentation.