prof.dr. S.E. McKenney (Susan)

Full Professor

About Me

I am especially interested in exploring and supporting the interplay between curriculum development and teacher professional development. This includes the supportive role of technology in curriculum and teacher development, as well as particular attention for these issues in the fields of science education, citizenship development, and early childhood literacy. I am also committed to exploring how educational research can serve the development of scientific understanding while also developing solutions to real problems in educational practice. Since educational design research lends itself to these dual aims, I work on developing and explicating ways to conduct design research. Much of my work has been carried out in collaboration with organizations in developing countries, but I also enjoy research and consultancy in the Netherlands, the USA and Europe.

For current engagements, announcements and comprehensive listings of scientific work, please visit http://www.EducationalDesignResearch.org.


Research Planning


Gast, I. , McKenney, S. , & Schildkamp, K. (2020). Collaborative course design in engineering education - a case study of teachers' design process. In J. van der Veen, N. van Hattum-Janssen, H-M. Järvinen, T. de Laet, & I. ten Dam (Eds.), Engaging, Engineering, Education: Book of Abstracts, SEFI 48th Annual Conference University of Twente (online), 20-24 September, 2020 (pp. 197-205). University of Twente.
Drayton, B., Bernstein, D., Schunn, C. , & McKenney, S. (2020). Consequences of curricular adaptation strategies for implementation at scale. Science education, 104(6), 983-1007. https://doi.org/10.1002/sce.21595
Other Contributions


McKenney, S. & Reeves, T. (2019). Conducting Educational Design Research, 2nd Ed. London: Routledge.

McKenney, S. & Reeves, T. (2012). Conducting Educational Design Research. London: Routledge.

Van den Akker, J., Gravemeijer, K., McKenney, S. & Nieveen, N. (2006). Educational design research. London: Routledge.

Special issues

McKenney, S. & Visscher, A. (Eds.) (2018). Technology for teacher learning and performance. Special issue: Technology, Pedagogy and Education.

Könings, K. & McKenney, S. (Eds.) (2017). Participatory design of (built) learning environments. Special issue: European Journal of Education.

Kopcha, T. J., Schmidt, M. & McKenney, S. (Eds.) (2015). Educational Design Research. Special issue: Australasian Journal of Educational Technology.

Kali, Y., McKenney, S. & Sagy, O. (Eds.) (2015). Special issue. Teachers as Designers of Technology-Enhanced Learning. Instructional Science

Voogt, J., McKenney, S., Fisser, P. & van Braak, J. (Eds.) (2012). Special Issue on Research-Practice Interactions in Education. Pedagogische Studiën, 89(6).

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Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 5442
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  5442
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands