Knowledge Building: Theory, Pedagogy, and Technology

January 1st, 2006 | RESEARCH

Knowledge building, as elaborated in this chapter, represents an attempt to refashion education in a fundamental way, so that it becomes a coherent effort to initiate students into a knowledge creating culture. Accordingly, it involves students not only developing knowledge-building competencies but also coming to see themselves and their work as part of the civilization-wide effort to advance knowledge frontiers. In this context, the Internet becomes more than a desktop library and a rapid mail-delivery system. It becomes the first realistic means for students to connect with civilization-wide knowledge building and to make their classroom work a part of it.


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Marlene Scardamalia, Author
Carl Bereiter, Author, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education


Identifier Type: isbn
Identifier: 978-0521607773

Publication: Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences
Page(s): 97

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Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Computing and information science | Education and learning science | General STEM | Technology
Resource Type: Edited Chapter | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Media and Technology | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media