Theorising Identity and Subjectivity in Educational Leadership Research

Richard Niesche, Amanda Heffernan

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This edited volume showcases work from the emerging field of design-based research (DBR) within social studies education and explores the unique challenges and opportunities that arise when applying the approach in classrooms. Usually associated with STEM fields, DBR's unique ability to generate practical theories of learning and to engineer theory-driven improvements to practice holds meaningful potential for the social studies. Each chapter describes a different DBR study, exploring the affordances and dilemmas of the approach. Chapters cover such topics as iterative design, using and producing theory, collaborating with educators, and the ways that DBR attends to historical, political, and social context.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages218
ISBN (Electronic)9780429628405
ISBN (Print)9780367110253
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2020

Publication series

NameCritical Studies in Educational Leadership, Management and Administration


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