Aug 182009

KBP buttonVideo clip of students and teachers from Barcelona, from the COMconeixer project, explaining their understanding of the Knowledge Building Principle “Real Ideas, Authentic Problems”. (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 video Transcript:

Student 1: If what we learn is not useful for life, there’s no point in working anymore.

Student 2: Because when we are living that, we like much more to study and work on it.

Student 3: We have to look for the problems that really are of our interest, the ideas and discussions have to be important.

Student 4: the CAUFEC plan consists of putting all the electric towers underground to have more space. As it was very expensive, they pretend to build flats, offices and a big commercial centre to have more benefit.

Student 5: We live in the area, there is already a lot of pollution, there is noise, atmospheric and lighting pollution, and if, besides, they build here the towers, the houses and all that there will be much more… and this is like a big lung of Barcelona.

Student 6: We’ve made an alternative project to the CAUFEC plan, in order for everything to be more sustainable and we counted on a tram, more subsidized housing, social services and things that do not pollute.