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.
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.
Continue to build your knowledge at IKIT/OISE.
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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