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Welcome to the Knowledge Building/Knowledge Creation website. It has been created to support you in your adoption and refinement of KB/KC practices. In KB/KC 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. This site presents images of educators learning to work with diversity, complexity and messiness in order to achieve new syntheses that allows learners to reach beyond current understandings and best practices.

 

Creating Lifelong Contributors

~ Carl Bereiter and Marlene Scardamalia
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What does a Knowledge Creation Classroom look like?

What does a Knowledge Creation Classroom look like?

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Students Connecting Their Inquiry to the World, Gr. 3

Students Connecting Their Inquiry to the World, Gr. 3

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What does it take to become a Knowledge Creating Society?

What does it take to become a Knowledge Creating Society?

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Student Electricity Inquiry, Gr. 6

Student Electricity Inquiry, Gr. 6

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Knowledge Building Project, K

Knowledge Building Project, K

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Students Using Knowledge Forum™, Gr. 4

Students Using Knowledge Forum™, Gr. 4

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Fostering Innovation and Creativity through Inquiry

Fostering Innovation and Creativity through Inquiry

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I Am Teaching Thinking

I Am Teaching Thinking

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Reflections on School,<br />Gr. 5 & 7

Reflections on School,
Gr. 5 & 7

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Coming Together

Coming Together

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Global Leadership

Global Leadership

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Assessment and Evaluation

Assessment and Evaluation

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Creating Lifelong Contributors

Dr. Carl Bereiter and Dr. Marlene Scardamalia founded the Institute for Knowledge Innovation & Technology (IKIT) at OISE. The theory of Knowledge Building/Knowledge Creation was created and developed by Carl and Marlene. Knowledge Forum™, an educational software, was designed by them to support knowledge building communities.

 

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Knowledge Building

Come along with us on a journey of imagining what a Knowledge Building Classroom might look like.

Through the eyes of Dr. Marlene Scardamalia, Dr. Bev Caswell, administrators, teachers and students you will gain a deeper understanding of wonder, discovery, differentiated learning and engagement.

Find out how Knowledge Building places ideas at the centre of learning and transforms classrooms into communities of learners.

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Book Resources

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A Companion Guide for Natural Curiosity

Resources to help teachers make environmental inquiry work through collaboration.

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Natural Curiosity

A resource for teachers to help children build understanding of their world through environmental inquiry.

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