New Issue of Educational Designer Published

We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest issue of ISDDE’s journal,  Educational Designer.  Issue #15 is very varied, with four articles. Marc North and Sarah Heesom have written about design of their large-scale project to promote teaching improvement in underperforming schools. Nina Sangers with Evers-Vermeul, Sanders and Hoeken studied the policies for writing in Dutch biology, geography, and history textbooks. Deborah Fields and six colleagues report on SPIKEY-20, a virtual epidemic released into a virtual world, which infected thousands of players. Good design can promote educative outcomes for public health. Amanda Strawhacker, Emily Relkin and Marina Bers investigate design of an assessment of pre-schoolers in coding a robot. The editorial team hopes this issue of journal will help us to spread ideas and good practice of educational design.

We welcome submissions of articles for Issue #16 and also the Special Issue on Justice and Belonging.  See Guidelines for authors on the journal website.

Call for Participation

Special Issue of Educational Designer:

On Design for Justice and Belonging

Guest Editors: Leslie Dietiker, Susan McKenney, Lucy Rycroft-Smith, Christian Schunn

Improving educational outcomes of learners has long been central to the work of educational designers. However, exclusion, injustice, inequities, and inattention to diversity in learners remain a persistent challenge that has become increasingly urgent. In addition, there are many competing conceptions of social justice, belonging, equity, inclusion, and diversity that challenge the work of educational designers, and there are now also strong criticisms of the foundational research traditions (theories and methods) that underlie many educational designs. To better support educational designers, we call for papers that provide new models, insights, and guidance on design for social justice and belonging. Submissions can take the form of short articles (2000–3000 words) or long articles (5000–8000 words). Please go to Special Issue Call for Participation for more information!

2020 ISDDE Prize

The International Society for Design and Development in Education (ISDDE) has awarded the prestigious Prize for Excellence in Educational Design to the value of $5,000 to Joseph Krajcik , Lappan-Phillips Professor of Science Education at Michigan State University, USA.  Professor Krajcik is an expert designer of instructional materials. He leads the CREATE for STEM Institute, a joint institute between the College of Natural Science and the College of Education at Michigan State and has been a pioneering leader in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education for decades with his impact acknowledged globally

The 2020 Prize was presented to Professor Krajcik at ISDDE’s virtual conference in March 2021. Details about this unique event can be found here,

ISDDE gratefully acknowledges the Bell Burkhardt Daro Shell Centre Trust which funds the award.

Virtual Conference – March 24, 2021

ISDDE (the International Society for Design and Development in Education) held their first online international day conference on Wednesday March 24th, 2021. It was a great success! It:
  • was hosted in three phases across 24 hours with contributions from Far East, Europe/Africa and Americas time zones;
  • included the presentation of the prestigious ISDDE Prize for excellence in design for education in mathematics, science or technology for 2020;
  • included plenaries, interviews, panels and discussions;
  • and focused on design in mathematics and science of curricula, resources, assessment, professional learning, teaching and learning with technology.