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Perspectives on design research: the case of didactical engineering

Abstract : In what is often called the "French didactical culture", design has always played an essential role in research. This is attested by the introduction and institutionalization of a specific concept, that of didactical engineering, already in the early eighties and by the way didactical engineering has accompanied the development of didactical research, both in its fundamental and applied dimensions. In this chapter, I present this vision of design and its characteristics as a research methodology, coming back to its historical origin in close connection with the development of the theory of didactical situations, tracing its evolution along the last three decades, and illustrating this methodology by some particular examples. I also consider current developments within this design culture, especially those linked to the integration of a design dimension into the anthropological theory of didactics and also to the idea of didactical engineering of second generation introduced for addressing more efficiently the development dimension of didactical engineering.
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Michèle Artigue. Perspectives on design research: the case of didactical engineering. Angelika Bikner-Ahsbahs; Christine Knipping; Norma Presmeg. Approaches to qualitative research in mathematics education, Springer, pp.467-496, 2014, ⟨10.1007/978-94-017-9181-6_17⟩. ⟨hal-02368164⟩

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