Poster

Jun 012012
 

Author: Glenn Wagner

Grade 12 Students at Centre Wellington District High School (Fergus, ON) completed a knowledge building cycle using Knowledge Forum in the domain of modern physics. A successful knowledge building classroom should ideally adhere to the twelve principles of knowledge building as developed by Scardamalia (20XX). Continue reading »

Jun 012012
 

Authors: Mohamed Insani, Marie Quek Li Sze, & Katerine Bielaczyc

We have been collaborating as teachers and researchers on a new approach to teaching science in Singapore primary schools. Ideas First is a two-year science program that has been operating in sixteen Primary 3 (grade 3) and Primary 4 (grade 4) classrooms since 2006 (Bielaczyc & Ow, 2007; Ow & Bielaczyc, 2007; 2008). Continue reading »

Jun 012012
 

Authors: Thérèse Laferrière, Stéphane Allaire, & Christine Hamel

Remote rural schools in Quebec face an ongoing challenge to provide similar quality educational services than bigger schools. Since 2002, the Remote Network Schools (RNS) initiative afforded schools the opportunity to reinvent their practice by using online tools to experience collaborative learning activities with other remote schools. Research results cover the eight-year period.

Jun 012012
 

Authors: Donald Neil Philip & Danielle Truswell

Following Nagel et al. (2009), we introduce the concept of the Reply Ratio–the number of replies (build-ons) divided by the number of original posts (new notes.) Extending this work, we introduce the Build-On-to-Note Reading Ratio (number of build-ons divided by the number of notes read,) and the Disproportion Ratio, an evenness parameter that is the ratio of the highest number of contributions divided by the lowest number of contributions for a given knowledge building activity. Continue reading »

Jun 012012
 

Authors: Oscar E. Hernández López, Angela Alejandra Durana Espinosa, & Adriana Villanueva Cruz

This paper presents the first part of the research realized in kindergarten which consists on the third degree children realizing investigations according to the Knowledge Building pedagogy with special emphasis in four of the 12 principles: Real Ideas-Authentic Problems; Idea Diversity; Pervasive Knowledge Building and Democratization of Knowledge. Continue reading »