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Design Research on Mathematics Education

This course on design research in mathematics is built up on three overall aims. First, the course provides an overview of the history of Design Research and of the different approaches and key characteristics of DR in mathematics education. Second, the course aims at supporting the participants in the processes of developing and conducting DR in mathematics education. The third overall aim of the course is to advance the participants in analyzing empirical data and in formulating credible arguments for their conclusions.

Course information

Number of credits

7.5 credits

Given by

Department of Mathematics

Open to

Swedish and international research students in mathematics education

Teaching language




Next course occasion

Autumn 2025

Study rate, or the equivalent



You apply to the course by emailing Per Nilsson (

Provide the following information in the email: Name, affiliation (University and department), the topic of research, and how long you have been a research student.

Teaching method

Lectures, seminars and literature studies.