Aug 182009

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

This is the transcript of the video:

Student 1: A behaviour that help us to acquire knowledge in a coherent way, trying to be real and true.

Student 2: It consists of putting together different opinions about an idea in order to get new knowledge.

Student 3: A spirit of knowledge investigation, we have to have a method for the whole class to follow a working process.

Student 4: All this information we’ve been saying, all this we put it inside the envelopes that we have hanging on the wall.

Student 5: With the envelopes, we have shared ideas, because among ourselves we helped each other and we share the ideas that we had because if I have an idea, whoever can help, it reflects the principle about epistemological behaviour, which is about sharing ideas.

Student 6: And that every day, you look inside the envelope, to see if they had brought you anything, it was as if it was a surprise, what they had brought you, an idea.