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The distinction between guided discovery and engagement in the full process of knowledge creation.

The most widely supported constructivist approaches at present --e.g., 'learning communities,' 'project-based learning,' 'anchored instruction'--all reserve for the teacher or designer the high-level parts of inquiry: the goal-setting, resource providing, monitoring, and modification of goals and strategies in light of progress or difficulties. Knowledge building engages students as fully as possible in the whole range of sociocognitive activity that characterizes a productive adult research or design team, anticipating the time when there is no guide.

Published Paper

Mapping Learning and Growth
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Profession Development
Concurrent Assessment

Teacher describes context

Student Perspective Knowledge Forum has helped her understand science as collaboration.

Knowledge Builders
  • set forth ideas with the expectation that they will be improved
  • take pride in helping others, not just demonstrations of personal achievements
  • create explicit conceptual artifacts, rather than leaving ideas to the vagaries of conversation or memory
  • assume responsibility for the knowledge advances of the group as a whole
  • These projects are supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada : INE Outreach Grant

    Who 22 Grade 5 and 6 students
    + Richard Reeve-teacher
    + Mary Lamon-researcher
    + Marlene Scardamalia-designer
    Where ICS Lab School
    What physical science: flight, earth
    gravity and buoyancy
    How Knowledge Building Principles define a system in which a community advances their knowledge.
    When 1998/99 academic year