2010 Knowledge Building Summer Institute: New Assessments and Environments for Knowledge Building. August 3-6, 2010 - Toronto, Canada

Community Knowledge Building and Environmental Learning
John Parry


With the opening of an environmental community knowledge building centre imminent and ten years in the making, this paper will explore the theoretical context and accompanying framework that underpin such an initiative with particular reference to the knowledge-building principles set out by Scardamalia in 2002 linked to theory regarding environmental learning.

The paper will:
• link theory with actions on the ground.
• suggest how an embedded and integrated knowledge-building approach from architectural design to operation might pre-figure ways of encouraging environmental learning.
Link to the draft paper  
Link to a special documentary made for this presentation (takes a few seconds to start)