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What Is Design Knowledge and How Do We Teach It?: Christopher Hoadley and Charlie Cox


How do we produce the next generation of learning technology designers? To answer that question, we need to know what design knowledge is and how it differs from other types of knowledge. Most important of all, we need to understand how learners acquire it. This chapter draws from the field of design research, which attempts to systematically study design methods and their outcomes as a social science. The psychological or sociological theories of design researchers are also sometimes called design studies.1