A Tool for Developing Design-Based Learning Activities for Primary School Teachers

  • Tilde Bekker
  • Saskia Bakker
  • Ruurd Taconis
  • Anika van der Sanden
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10474)


The paper describes the iterative design process of a tool to support primary school teachers in creating Design-Based Learning (DBL) activities. DBL is a promising approach for teaching 21st Century skills. In developing DBL activities teachers face challenges such as determining the right level of openness of the challenge and mapping appropriate learning goals to activities. The DBL tool is being developed in collaboration with three primary schools. The process has led to user requirements for such a tool, and an understanding of how to map curriculum/learning design decisions on a design process.


Design-based learning Learning design Teachers Properties of design-based learning 



The work is financed by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), project number 405-16-5010. Thanks to the PlatOOlab schools, and Eduventure for their input to the project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tilde Bekker
    • 1
  • Saskia Bakker
    • 1
  • Ruurd Taconis
    • 2
  • Anika van der Sanden
    • 1
  1. 1.Industrial DesignEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Eindhoven School of EducationEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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