The ISDDE Prize for Design in Education
Each year, ISDDE awards a $10,000 prize for excellence in design in education for science or mathematics. The prize alternates, annually, between recognizing a substantial body of work by an individual or team and celebrating an individual product or project.
This Year's Prize
ISDDE Prize 2012 – Call for Nominations
This year's ISDDE prize will be awarded to a work showing excellence in design for education in science or mathematics. Nominations are now invited from fellows and freinds of ISDDE. The closing date for initial nominations is May 15th 2012.
2011: Jan de Lange
Congratulations to Jan de Lange, former director of the Freudenthal institute, who has been awarded the 2011 ISDDE Prize. This year's $10 000 prize was offered for a substantial body of work, by an individual or a team, over a period of years that shows excellence in design for education in science or mathematics.
Jan is an exceptional designer. He has a flair for finding fresh, beautiful, original, contexts for students and shows humour in communicating them. He emphasises the importance of visualization and 'slow" step by step progression in designs.
2010: Michal Yerushalmy – Visual Math
The winner of the ISDDE Prize for 2010 was announced at the Oxford conference, during the conference dinner at the Ashmolean museum. The prize has been awarded to Michal Yerushalmy for her work on VisualMath, a curriculum developed through a rigorous process to produce innovative materials with great demonstrated impact on students, teachers, and educational designers around the world.
2009: Paul Black
The 2009 award, “for a substantial body of work over a period of years” was awarded to Paul Black of Kings College London. Professor Black has made major innovative contributions of four different kinds. He led the revolution in UK science education. He pioneered the development of a design-focused approach to Design and Technology, a field that had been largely craft-based. As chair of the Task Group on Assessment and Testing (TGAT), he led the design of the assessment system for the UK National Curriculum. He launched the current movement to recognize and exploit the potential of formative assessment in improving student learning.
2008: Glenda Lappan & Betty Phillips – Connected Mathematics
and Malcolm Swan – The Language of Functions and Graphs
In 2008, two prizes were awarded to examples of exceptional educational design:
Glendas Lappan and Betty Phillips for their roles in the development of Connected Mathematics, a three-year mathematics curriculum for US middle school students, aged 11 to 14.
Malcolm Swan for The Language of Functions and Graphs. Published in 1985, this seminal work has influenced the design of instructional materials and assessments world-wide.
Updated 11 April 2012