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”

Pangaro on Pask

Gordon Pask has an intimidating reputation as being incredibly difficult to understand.  He also has a theory of conversation which I want to understand well (and which I'll write more about soon).  Dr. Andy Gibbons suggested this video as really helpful in understanding Pask's basic concepts.  Paskian Artifacts—Machines and Models of Gordon Pask from paul … Continue reading Pangaro on Pask