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Hansen, T.I, Elf, N., Gissel, S. & Steffensen, T. (2019). Designing and testing a new concept for inquiry-based literature teaching: Design Principles, development and adaptation of a large-scale intervention study in Denmark. Contribution to a special issue Systematically Designed Literature Classroom Interventions: Design Principles, Development and Implementation, edited by Marloes Schrijvers, Karen Murphy, and Gert Rijlaarsdam. L1-Educational Studies in Language and Literature, 19, 1-32.

Departing from a newly developed phenomenological inquiry-based approach to literature, this article examines the process of designing, developing, and refining a large multi-pronged intervention program in Danish lower secondary schools (86 schools, 265 classes, 5531 students), including randomized controlled trials in 72 schools. In order to offer greater insight into the complex causality between design, process, output, and outcome, the intervention process is described by means of an initial program theory, a pre-study with three reviews of available evidence and practice, and a Design Based Research (DBR) process with iterations and interconnected phases: small-scale interventions, a pilot study, and three rounds of large-scale interventions with randomized controlled trials with different samples. This article focuses particularly on the crucial decision points at which participants change their role, and redesigns contribute to a deeper insight into the social mechanisms of the complex intervention.


Elf, Nikolaj
Gissel, Stig
Hansen, Thomas Illum
Steffensen, Tom http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8632-9752
Publication date 2019-08-27
DOI 10.17239/L1ESLL-2019.19.04.03
Collection Special issue Systematically Designed Literature classroom Interventions: Design Principles, Development and Implementation
Design-Based Research
multi-pronged intervention
program theory
teaching literature
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