2021 Virtual Conference Far East Zone Programme

15:00 – 18:00 (Note all times are AEDT)
EDT = UTC -4

Theme: Understanding the user
The Eastern Zone of the conference has the theme of designing with the user in mind.
Two plenary presentations will address what it means to design education materials with the teacher in mind and with then with the student in mind. A collection of shorter design stories will showcase examples of excellence in designing for specific needs of users, with contributions from across multiple countries. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about ISDDE and to hear from our ISDDE prize winner, Joseph Krajcik of Michigan State University.

15:00 – 15:20    ISDDE introduction to the Society and the conference.

15:20 – 16:00   Plenary session – Design of education materials with the teacher in mind.

Teachers use educational resources differently. This was the focus of a collaborative project between Folk, a strategic design company, and Primary Connections, an education program at the Australian Academy of Science. Primary Connections wanted to explore how the program could improve its impact through digitisation. Folk conducted a study to observe how teachers interacted with resources and where capability development played a role. Part of the outcome from the research identified different ways that teachers wanted to engage with resources and learning content for themselves.
Key Presenter – Michael Bloom – Strategy Director, FOLK
Supporting Presenters – Claudette Bateup (Director Education, Australian Academy of Science) and Nicola Dziadkiewicz (Primary Connections Program Manager, Australian Academy of Science)
Michael Bloom is the Strategy Director at Folk, a strategic design consultancy. He helps organisations to deliver better products and services by understanding their customers and leveraging technology to deliver better experiences. His work focuses on the education, health, human services and professional services sectors.

16:10 – 16:25 The ISDDE Prize
Special presentation to ISDDE prize winner, Joseph Krajcik of Michigan State University who will provide insight into his work in designing for effective learning in science education.

16:25 – 17:00   Plenary Session – Designing with Students in Mind – Design of Replacement Units
What is a suitable “unit” of design – a lesson or a unit of (4-6) lessons? This talk will focus on the latter. The highlight is in the design process of “Replacement Units” which involve sustained collaborative work between teacher educators and teachers in realising ambitious-realistic goals in actual classroom settings.
Associate Professor Yew-Hoong Leong (National Institute of Education Singapore (NIE))
Yew Hoong has been involved in educational design work within professional development contexts for over a decade. He was recently involved in a sizeable project on the enactment of the mathematics curriculum by Singapore secondary teachers that included a strand on the teachers’ design of instructional materials. He is an editor of the upcoming special issue of the Mathematics Education Research Journal on “Teachers as designers of instructional materials”.

17:10 – 17:40 Design Stories
In this session, four concurrent ‘design stories’ will be presented. These particular stories focus on examples of designing with teachers and students in mind. Participants will choose which presentation they will attend and there will be an opportunity for questions and discussion at the end of the session.

  • Designing for Teachers: Professional learning maps in Digital Technology – Martin Richards (Education Services Australia, Australia) & Rebecca Vivian (University of Adelaide, Australia)
  • Designing for Teachers: Just Do Math –Kai-Lin Yang (National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)
  • Designing for Teachers: Indigenous Perspectives in the Mathematics Curriculum – Caty Morris and Chris Matthews (Australian Curriculum and Reporting Authority, Australia)
  • Designing for Students: Mathematical Modelling – Ariyadi Wijaya (‪Department of Mathematics Education, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta Indonesia)

17:45 – 18:00    Wrap-up

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