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.
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.
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