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Knowledge Building in Action

Knowledge Building in Action is a companion guide to the Knowledge Building Gallery. Written by Ontario educators, it is a collection of stories, about knowledge creation from all levels of schooling: primary, junior, intermediate, secondary, and leadership.

We hope the Knowledge Building in Action resource will encourage you to design new opportunities to build a foundation for innovation, co-create knowledge within and across your learning communities, and ultimately, inspire new innovations in education.

To download the complete set of Knowledge Building in Action case studies, please click the Download PDF button on the bottom of the page.

To download the individual case studies from Knowledge Building in Action, select from the following list:

Section 1: Primary (Kindergarten to Grade 3)

1.1 Knowledge Building in Senior Kindergarten
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1.2 KB in Primary — What Makes a Community?
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1.3 Exploring Cycles using Knowledge Building
and Knowledge Forum in Grade 1

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1.4 Knowledge Building in a Grade 1 Math Class
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Section 2: Junior ( Grade 4 to Grade 6)

2.1 Bob Cat’s Den: Exploring Innovation, Entrepreneurialism
and Idea Development in the Junior Years

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2.2 Exploring Electricity: A Knowledge Building
Approach to Science in Grade 6

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2.3 Explorations in Social Justice: Knowledge Building in Grade 6
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2.4 Grade 6 Knowledge Building Using Knowledge Forum: A Teacher-Librarian Story
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2.5 Getting Knowledge Building Started in Mathematics
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Section 3: Intermediate (Grade 7 and Grade 8)

3.1 A Knowledge Building Buffet! Working with Ideas in Grade 7
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3.2 Knowledge Building with Exceptional Learners
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3.3 Exploring the Arts through Knowledge Building
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3.4 Supporting Knowledge Building Circles in a Grade 8 Classroom
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3.5 Knowledge Building Through Inquiry in the Intermediate Mathematics Classroom
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3.6 Improvable Ideas in a Gr. 8 KB Classroom
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Section 4: Secondary (Grade 9 to Grade 12)

4.1 Creating a Knowledge Building Community at Westside
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4.2 Knowledge Building: A (Fun)damental Shift
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4.3 Knowledge Building Implementation: A General Approach of the Classroom
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Section 5: Leadership

5.1 Knowledge Building — Growing Good Pedagogy in a Co-Learning and Leading Stance
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5.2 Academic Press at Queen Alexandra Middle School
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5.3 Using Knowledge Building with Teacher Candidates
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5.4 The Courage to Build: Getting Started with Knowledge Building as Whole-School Effort
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