Getting started and sustaining knowledge building

Chuy Maria, Marlene Scardamalia, Carl Bereiter, Monica Resendes, Bodong Chen, Christian Tarchi, Richard Messina, Elizabeth Morley, Katerine Bielaczyc, Stian Haklev, Jianwei Zhang

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Abstract

Knowledge Building pedagogy (Scardamalia & Bereiter, 1996) offers a Knowledge Age framework for education by supporting students' capacity for innovation. Students work in a community, building on each other's knowledge, exploring and refining each other's theories, and engaging in the progressive improvement of their ideas. This knowledge work is supported by Knowledge Forum (Scardamalia, 2004) -the online environment that provides scaffolding supports for idea development. Teachers who are eager to explore Knowledge Building pedagogy and Knowledge Forum technology in their classrooms may not know where to begin, and application of Knowledge Building principles may not be obvious. To aid their process of invention, examples of Knowledge Building principles in action should prove helpful. The goal of this session is to provide such examples, and to collectively develop effective strategies, curriculum and resources that would allow newcomers to get started with Knowledge Building.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConnecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice
Subtitle of host publicationCSCL 2011 Conf. Proc. - Community Events Proceedings, 9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conf.
Pages1123-1125
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Event9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference: Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice, CSCL 2011 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: Jul 4 2011Jul 8 2011

Other

Other9th International Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference: Connecting Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning to Policy and Practice, CSCL 2011
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period7/4/117/8/11

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