Tensions and Reflections on Researcher-Educator Co-design of Future-oriented Research Questions that Center Equity

In this presentation, we will identify the tensions and reflect on the process of co-designing future-oriented research questions that center equity with educators and researchers. Participants will learn about the value of this community-building exercise that helps envision research that is highly relevant to educational problems of practice. Three key learnings highlight (1) research question co-design is a valuable community-building exercise as well as an important way to move the work of research closer to practice, (2) the importance of including practitioner voice to acknowledge problems of practice, and (3) although the research questions generated are future-oriented they are thematically current. During the session, participants will have the opportunity to engage in informal conversations and co-design research questions.