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Journal of Educational Change

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 385–401

First Online: 21 October 2010


This article provides the reader with insight into what research and development RandD work specifically entails. The various stages in development processes are described from the research question and analyses that have current practice as the point of departure to consolidation and new practice based on the testing of concrete teaching programs. This article also illuminates the -R- in RandD work. A thorough review is given of how the development processes can be explored by having a meta-perspective on concrete practice. A number of models have been developed to visualize development and research. We introduce our own RandD model in the article which is a very accessible way of presenting the various processes within the stages and levels of RandD work. The article ends by pointing out the importance that focused research questions have for RandD work and how the model can be a tool for researchers cooperating with teachers in communities of development.

KeywordsResearch and development work Development process Research process New model for RandD work  Download fulltext PDF

Author: May Britt Postholm - Torill Moen


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