Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education

2020 Edition
| Editors: Stephen Lerman

Cooperative Didactic Engineering

  • Gérard SensevyEmail author
  • Tracy Bloor
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15789-0_100037


The Joint Action Theory in Didactics (Sensevy 2019) aims at theorizing a specific process of design-based research (Cobb et al. 2003) and design-based implementation research (Fishman et al. 2013), called cooperative engineering (Sensevy et al. 2013; Joffredo-Le Brun et al. 2018), in order to contribute to the elaboration of new forms of schooling. Cooperative engineering (CE) refers to a methodological process in which a collective of teachers and researchers engage in a joint action to codesign, implement, and re-implement a teaching sequence on a particular topic. Each stage of the process is based on an analysis and evaluation of the previous stage, and thus a crucial aspect in the building of a cooperative engineering is its iterative structure. In this respect, it is similar to the lesson studies approach (e.g., Elliott 2012). Another fundamental aspect of this methodological process, similar to a characteristic of educational action research (e.g., Kemmis 2009), is...


Design-based research Methodology Epistemology Teaching practice Didactical engineering 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EducationUniversity of Western BrittanyRennesFrance
  2. 2.Aix-Marseille UniversityMarseilleFrance

Section editors and affiliations

  • Michèle Artigue
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Didactique André Revuz (EA4434)Université Paris-DiderotParisFrance