CITE Seminar on "Where is Knowledge Building heading?"

Updated: 9:40am, 14 Nov, 2022
15 February 2012 (Wed)
Room 101, 1/F., Runme Shaw Building, HKU
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In this
seminar Professor Carl Bereiter and Prof. Marlene Scardamalia will talk about a
number of issues pertaining to their Theory of Knowledge Building: 1) Unsolved
problem of Knowledge Building pedagogy, 2) Sustained work with idea, 3)
Building more powerful explanations, & 4) Increasing the attractiveness of
scientific and theoretical thinking.

About the speaker(s):

Bereiter is a professor emeritus at the University of Toronto and a co-founder,
with Marlene Scardamalia, of the Institute for Knowledge Innovation &amp;
Technology (IKIT). He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Education and
has been twice a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral
Sciences, most recently for participation in a study of the cognitive bases of
educational reform.</p>
<p>Along with
Marlene Scardamalia, he developed CSILE, the first networked system for
collaborative learning. The current version, Knowledge Forum&reg;, is being used in
innovative applications worldwide at all educational levels from primary grades
to university. He has published widely on a variety of topics in instruction,
cognitive psychology, and educational policy.</p>

Scardamalia holds the Presidents&#39; Chair in Education and Knowledge Technologies
at OISE/University of Toronto and directs IKIT, the Institute for Knowledge
Innovation and Technology-a worldwide network of innovators working to advance
the frontiers of knowledge building in various sectors. &#34;Knowledge
building,&#34; a term now widely used in education and knowledge management,
originated with the CSILE/Knowledge Building project. Marlene led the team that
created CSILE (Computer Supported Intentional Learning Environments), which was
the first networked knowledge building environment for education. The second
generation version of this technology, Knowledge Forum&reg;, is in use in countries
worldwide, in education, health, business, and professional organizations.
Knowledge building theories, models, practices and technologies have been
developed in partnership with Carl Bereiter and team members. Reports of recent
research are available online in a special issue of theCanadian Journal of
Learning and Technology devoted to knowledge building (</p>

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