Supporting Teacher Learning Through Design, Technology, and Open Educational Resources

Authored by: Mimi Recker , Tamara Sumner

International Handbook of the Learning Sciences

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138670594
eBook ISBN: 9781315617572
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Several strands of Learning Sciences research have conceptualized teaching as a design activity and examined resulting instructional implications. Participating in design processes can help teachers learn new content and skills (Davis & Krajcik, 2005), while also serving to support and sustain curricular innovations (Fishman & Krajcik, 2003). In a seminal review, Remillard (2005) argues that curriculum materials can be viewed as models that teachers engage with in order to design activities for their students. Studies show that teachers who engage closely with curriculum and other high-quality materials to design instructional activities can significantly enhance their students’ learning (NRC, 2007; Penuel, Gallagher, & Moorthy, 2011).

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