Aug 182009

KBP buttonVideo clip of students and teachers from Barcelona, from the COMconeixer project, explaining their understanding of the Knowledge Building Principle “Community Knowledge, Collective Responsibility”. (Original source: 2006- DVD- COMconèixer- An International experience of knowledge building. Learning how to build together our knowledge.) For more information go to:

here is the transcript of the video:

Student 1: It means that the problems are shared by all of us so everybody has to cooperate in order to solve them.

Student 2: If we work together the results will become more positive and will have a more important effect on society, because we will have a group of ideas together.

Student 3: They all have been responsible for their learning and the other pupils learning.

Student 4: It’s not right if one person says this is that way because I say it, we have to talk and discuss ideas and come to a common goal.

Teacher -Josep Maria Córdoba –CEIP Escola Bellaterra: It’s a cooperative aim to see wither these 12 principles in which the building of knowledge is based through the Knowledge Forum, we could also apply them on circumstances of real life and we have simulated this game with four pupils representing adults and two boys who had to cross a river but they couldn’t cross the river altogether at the same time.

Student 5: I’m sure we will find a solution if we work cooperatively.

Student 6: I have a better idea: after the two girls have crossed the river, one stays and the other comes back to take the boat again, do you understand it?

Teacher: After doing this activity, we worked with the pupils to see if really these principles could be applied to that situation. And we have noticed that they could be applied not only to scientific situations, but also to very activity of daily life.

Student 7: Great, cooperating altogether we have found a solution.