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Creating Knowledge Building Communities

This publication captures the ongoing work undertaken by a team of educators dedicated to examining thirty years of research on Knowledge Building and presenting it in an accessible way for New Zealand teachers. It supports the "Creating Knowledge Building Communities Workshop" which will be recorded and subsequently added to the publication.

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Designing Knowledge Building Communities in Secondary Schools



Literature Review: Knowledge Building Research

by Professor Kwok-Wing Lai

Professor Kwok-Wing Lai, examines some of the key findings on Knowledge Building from the literature.

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Video: NEX Webinar: An introduction to Knowledge Building

Knowledge Building Webinar

by Darren Sudlow

A recording of the workshop to introduce knowledge building

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Video: What is Knowledge Building?

What is Knowledge Building?

by Margaret Macpherson

The Knowledge Building (KB) pedagogical approach developed by Marlene Scardamalia and Carl Bereiter (2006) at the University of Toronto aims to support the development of young people’s knowledge-building capability.

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Video: Marlene Scardamalia - Learning to Live with Complexity

Why Knowledge Building?

by Darren Sudlow

The social, economic and political well-being of modern societies will rely on the capacity of their citizens to be able to innovate and work creatively with knowledge across all fields (OECD, 2008).

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How to Knowledge Build

by Philippa Mallinson

Philippa Mallinson draws on some of the key aspects of Knowledge Building highlighted by the literature.

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The Knowledge Building Principles

by KB Singapore

KB Singapore's excellent representation of the KB Principles

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