Knowledge Building

Knowledge building is knowing or accessing new information by the process of sharing between different individuals. In group discussions, individuals can learn how to think critically and analyze facts and opinions.
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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.

Assessment of Knowledge-building - The Learning Exchange

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.

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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.

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.

INSTRUCTION:This is a quick overview of how a Knowledge Building Circle is used to build collective knowledge. It is a grade 6 example which is broken down into steps that a teacher can follow and adapt to any other topic. During one of the steps is a chart that includes "hypothesis, confirmed/disconfirmed, and new knowledge" and students have to add post-its to it. I love how this chart represents a very concrete reflection of how knowledge building happens so students can see for…

This is a quick overview of how a Knowledge Building Circle is used to build collective knowledge. Grade 6 Geography Inquiry Begins: Day Provocation: Canada is removing the humpback whale from t…

UNDERSTAND: an article that explains knowledge building in more depth and talks about how it is different from just learning. While individual learning includes self-reflection and self-regulation, knowledge building involves community disclose after each step of the learning process, and therefore the student gains much more extra knowledge that he/she can apply to their own learning.

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 kno…

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.

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.

UNDERSTAND: knowledge building is an inquiry based learning. This link includes a brief video explaining what knowledge building is. It also includes the benefits of adopting it inside the class, and it include other videos like embracing technology and the role of the teacher.

Knowledge Building - Inquiry Based Learning - The Learning Exchange

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