Scott on Pask: Overview of Conversation Theory

I'm finding Gordon Pask's conversation theory pretty thick.  Bernard Scott, the author of this article, worked extensively with Pask.  But he does not give the theory in much simpler terms.  I'll try to put together some of the key concepts here; my understanding is a work in progress, however! (I've spent 6 hours today reading … Continue reading Scott on Pask: Overview of Conversation Theory

Scardamalia & Bereiter on “Knowledge Building”

Scardamalia & Bereiter argue that we now live in knowledge societies.  Therefore, it is critical that education “enculturate students into the knowledge-creating civilization” (p. 97).  This requires “a shift from treating students as learners and inquirers to treating them as members of a knowledge building community” (p. 98).  The authors feel that not only the … Continue reading Scardamalia & Bereiter on “Knowledge Building”