Elementary school

Jun 192012



How do you begin a KB inquiry?How do you assess collective understanding? How do you pinpoint the improvement of the understanding in the community?How do you assess the ideas in Knowledge Forum?How can you stimulate a powerful knowledge building discourse with young students?What were the barriers that you had to overcome to become a knowledge building teacher? ¬†What are the challenges that you still face now? Continue reading »

Apr 222009

adaptationThe starting point for knowledge-building in Knowledge Forum is a view. Figure 4.1 shows a view co-constructed by a Grade 1 teacher, her students, and a teacher-researcher to launch a year-long study of the topics that provincial guidelines specified for Grade 1 science. A view may contain notes or pointers to other views.

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Apr 062009

Dino ButtonThis is a link to a slide show showing a Grade 1 Knowledge Forum Database. The topic was dinosaurs and it shows the basic use of Knowledge Forum -how to create a view, how to create a note, how to do a build-on, and many other functions.

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