Knowledge Building, Responsive Education, and Knowledge for Public Good.

This year’s theme is “Knowledge Building, Responsive Education, and Knowledge for Public Good.” Reports, presentations, and other contributions related to the conference theme may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Designs for extending KBSI international collaborations surrounding UN sustainable development goals, or knowledge building for public good in other contexts
  • Good cases of knowledge building practices
  • Knowledge Forum developments; user-interface, student’s supporting analytic tools, scaffoldings and ‘thinking tools’ supporting students’ knowledge building process.
  • Learning analytics to help researchers, teachers and students in their knowledge building
  • AI and knowledge building developments
  • Research which contributes to the insights and understanding of the students’ knowledge building process; the role of the teachers; role of supporting technologies
  • Implementing knowledge building in whole school approaches
  • Educational leadership for knowledge building
  • Knowledge Building (international) Networking, collaborative research proposal
  • Hackathon sessions for development of supporting tools; user interfaces; implementation strategies
  • Workshops and demonstrations (student/teacher exchanges, demonstrations, KB-classes and presentations)

Submission Requirements

All text should be submitted in word or .pdf format according to guidelines below. Innovative session formats should include author and presenter information in the proposal. Papers and posters will be reviewed blind, without names of presenters in the proposal (more information below).


We welcome design sessions, student-teacher-principal-researcher jam sessions, hackathons, workshops, planning sessions, interactive and virtual symposia, and so forth. Sessions should provide an opportunity to explore issues in depth and new initiatives through dialogue, demonstrations, movies, design activities, or other forms of engagement.

Your proposal should have the following components:

Summary.  One page overview including:
Title – Authors/Institution/e-mail address.
Statement of (1) the issue/problem, (2) major goals: What do you suggest we will collectively achieve/accomplish? (3) Clear description of the focus and the means by which the audience will be engaged
Overview of demonstration or other presentation material – Proposed length of session, including time for audience engagement.


Papers can be either long (3000 to 4000 words, without references) or short (2000 to 3000 words, without references) and should focus on conceptual or empirical contributions at an advanced stage of development. The long paper is for work requiring lengthy explanations of the conceptual background, methodology, data, analysis, and implications. We also welcome shorter papers reporting significant work in progress. All papers should be submitted following this template: kbsi-template-2020


Posters allow colleagues to gather
around visual displays for extended dialogue regarding novel and promising
ideas. The work may be at advanced or early stages of development and might
focus on Knowledge Building high points, discourse analysis, case studies,
pilot initiatives featuring new knowledge practices, technology developments,
exemplary work from teachers, students, administrators, engineers, researcher,
and so forth.

Posters can be paper- and/or
video-based and should include 2 components. The first component must be
submitted for review:

(a) Research Summary: one page overview, including: Title – Authors/Institution/e-mail address (only in final version, not for the blind review submission). Statement of (1) the issue/problem, (2) major goals: what you hope to achieve/accomplish (3) how the research addresses the issue/problem, (4) advances–what has been learned to-date, and (5) next steps.
Text should be submitted in word or .pdf format.

(b) Display:  If Print: Size: Max of 48” (W) x 36” (H) Recommended font sizes ensure posters can be read at a distance of 1.5 metres: Title 100 pt. bold Authors 60 pt. Headings 60 pt. Body Text 40 pt., min. 28 pt. Captions 24 pt.

If Multimedia: Please bring your own laptop for your presentation and a print resource to distribute, as we will not have projection equipment.


Important Dates

March 6: On-line system for submission and registration now open
May 3: Deadline for submission of proposals
May 19: Acceptance notification
May 25: Deadline for early registration
August 23-26: 2020 Knowledge Building Summer Institute

Date and Location

August 23-26, 2020
Aeres University of Applied Sciences, Wageningen  
Mansholtlaan 18, Wageningen
The Netherlands1