Aims and scope
Journal of Formative Design in Learning bridges the gap between theory and practice by providing reflective practitioners (designers, teachers, instructors, researchers, and others) in teaching and learning with a single source of scholarly papers that discuss new developments and the impact of this new knowledge on the field. The journal publishes original papers on research-based design and development with a focus on applied research, including evaluation reports, action research, case studies, and lessons learned that inform improvement in instruction, and design and development approaches. While the main audience is practitioners, all articles are grounded in established research and theory. The journal encourages and nurtures the development of reflective practitioners of the learning sciences and serves to update and redefine the concept of learning. The journal fosters collaborations between researchers and practitioners of the learning process, and articles inform the study and practice of education and training. The journal provides opportunities not only to established academics and practitioners, but also to junior faculty and emerging scholars. A formative peer-review process is specifically designed to help less experienced authors understand the submission, review, and publication processes of this peer-reviewed academic journal.