Implementation activities in design teams: Opportunities to demonstrate and acquire design expertise

Tjark Huizinga*, Nienke Nieveen, Adam Handelzalts

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Abstract

Teacher involvement in the design of curriculum materials is expected to facilitate the process of implementing an educational reform, especially when teams of teachers collaborate in Teacher Design Teams (TDTs). However, little is known about the implementation activities that provide opportunities to develop teachers’ curriculum design expertise. The implementation activities of three TDTs that renewed their foreign language curriculum were investigated using a case study approach. The results showed that although TDTs carried out a wide variety of activities to foster classroom implementation, classroom use of the new curriculum materials varied. The need for additional support for TDTs in the implementation process in order to successfully facilitate changes in teachers’ classroom practices is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollaborative Curriculum Design for Sustainable Innovation and Teacher Learning
EditorsJules Pieters, Joke Voogt, Natalie Pareja Roblin
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Chapter10
Pages175-190
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030200626
ISBN (Print)9783030200619
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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