Student Assessment in Inquiry | Collaborative Learning | KB Principles
ASSESSMENT: a video that address the question "how o we know that students are learning?" The assessment is usually always embedded in the activity that is taken place, and the role of the teacher is to watch really closely. Keep an eye for students who are asking the questions, those who are answering them, and how they devise those questions and answers.
Assessment of Knowledge Building - The Learning Exchange
ASSESSMENT: this is a knowledge building circle video of teachers talking about how to assess knowledge building! Most of them agreed that using grades and curriculum expectations to assess isn't the best way to go. The easiest way to assess knowledge building is to actually observe the amount of new knowledge being exchanged. Also, you might want to go over some skill-building from time to time to insure effective continuation of the process.
Knowledge-Building Centres | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland
INSTRUCTION: this article talks about an online knowledge building centre! Students can use programs like google document, where they can see and edit each others' work. The huge advantage of this method is that students can work at the comfort of their own home. Also, student who aren't comfortable speaking up, can have a chance to share their knowledge through writing.
INSTRUCTION: a great PDF document that simplifies the 12 principles into "12 Habits of Highly Creative Teams" so that students can adapt them and learn to start using those habits themselves. It also includes a list of Knowledge Building Scaffolds (things like I wonder, I still need to understand, My theory is, etc). I love how simple and user-friendly this document is, teachers can just use some pages as hand-outs to help students have a more effective experience.
Knowledge Building Circle
This is a quick overview of how a Knowledge Building Circle is used to build collective knowledge. Grade 6 Geography Inquiry Begins: Day 1: Provocation: Canada is removing the humpback whale from t…
Knowledge Building: What is it Really?
Isn’t it really just learning by another name? We hear a lot about knowledge building in education circles these days! What is it anyway? Why don’t we just call it learning? Where did this term knowledge building come from? When I first started speaking of knowledge building (KB), people looked at me as if I…
UNDERSTAND: this article include the 12 principles of knowledge building. Because this is mostly just informative, it can be used by the teacher to be able to understand what knowledge building is and then some up with activities that incorporate those principles.
Knowledge Building - Inquiry Based Learning - The Learning Exchange
In Knowledge Building/Creation classrooms, students work to identify problems of understanding, create theories, carry out research and investigations in order to refine their theories over time, revise their problems and strategies, and share and monitor the progress of the community towards its goals of advancing knowledge.