EMPLOYING DESIGN-BASED RESEARCH TO DESIGN CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEACHERS
1 Albaha University (SAUDI ARABIA)
2 The University of Exeter (UNITED KINGDOM)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2013 Proceedings
Publication year: 2013
Conference name: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2013
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The main purpose of this article is to offer a proposed conception of the possibility of using design-based research as a research methodology to design continuing professional development opportunities, because we intend to conduct a research project that will aim at designing continuing professional development opportunities for enhancing teachers' teaching skills in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Accordingly, we divide the article into two sections. The first section aims to provide a brief overview of design-based research that aims at discussing different issues about this research methodology. The second section aims at elucidating the procedures that will be followed to accomplish the aim of the research project, which involve (a) its aim and objective, (b) significance, (c) design, (d) participants, (e) data collection and analysis techniques, and (f) the timeline for its completion.
Keywords: Design-based research, continuing professional development, teaching skills.