Theory is important both for guiding design teams, and also to inform future research on learning, teaching, and schooling. Theory represents accumulated and tested knowledge in a domain, and is the embodied history of disciplined inquiry. In design research, theory is often a key product of a cycle of research and development.
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Theories and Research Methodologies for Design-Based Implementation Research: Examples from Four Cases
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Design Research with Educational Systems: Investigating and Supporting Improvements in the Quality of Mathematics Teaching and Learning at ScaleCobb_etal_DBIR_AERA.pdf
Designing for Equitable Learning across SettingsPenuel-Lee-Bevan-2014.pdf
Learning through STEM-rich tinkering: Findings from a jointly negotiated research project taken up in practicehttp://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/sce.21151/abstract