Innovative Networks offers an inside look into the knowledge building practices of a Grade 6 classroom teacher, with a focus on math learning. She discusses her practices with two professors with expertise in knowledge building and learning networks. Students talk about how they build ideas as a community and the impact of knowledge building on their personal and collective agency. It will be relevant to educators interested in creating knowledge building cultures and applying research to practice.
“Knowledge Builders” Podcast Series
This is a four part series that explores innovation and knowledge creation in classrooms. Follow a classroom engaged in Knowledge Building and hear how the teacher and students collectively created an ideas-driven classroom. This podcast is supported by listening guides and a photo gallery.
Episode 1 – Innovation at Work: Exploring the KB Principles
Episode 2 – All Ideas are Improvable!
Episode 3 – Every Voice Counts in Creating New Knowledge
Episode 4 – The Power of a KB Community
Knowledge Building: Theory and Practice
In 2015, Quest explored the theme of Deep Learning in a Digital World. In this workshop, hear Dr. Marlene Scardamalia speak to knowledge building theory, while students and teachers reflect on knowledge building practices.
Knowledge-building Theory: Marlene Scardamalia
Knowledge-building Practice: Students and Teachers Reflect
Knowledge Building – Inquiry Based Learning
In Knowledge Building/Creation classrooms, students work to identify problems of understanding, create theories, carry out research and investigations in order to refine their theories over time, revise their problems and strategies, and share and monitor the progress of the community towards its goals of advancing knowledge.