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Knowledge Building the Journey Begins

Knowledge Building

Knowledge Building the Journey Begins: A one-day Symposium November 19, 2012 Wanaka, Lake Wanaka Centre

New Zealand teachers are asked to support their students to become “competent thinkers and problem solvers”, who “actively seek, use, and create knowledge” (New Zealand Curriculum, 2007, p.12). A promising way of doing it is to use the knowledge building approach developed by Carl Bereiter and Marlene Scardamalia, using the Knowledge Forum networking software. This one-day symposium will introduce the key concepts of knowledge building, demonstrate the use of Knowledge Forum, and discuss research findings of knowledge building school-based projects conducted both in New
Zealand and overseas.

Who are the speakers?
Keynote Speaker:
Associate Professor Jan van Aalst, University of Hong Kong
Professor Kwok-Wing Lai, University of Otago
Ken Pullar, OtagoNet
Ann Trewern, University of Otago
Carolyn Bennett, FarNet
Conor Bolton, St John’s College
Madeline Campbell, Westland High School/WestNet
Sharon Kelly, Fiordland College/OtagoNet
Tamara Yuill Proctor, St Andrew’s College/GCSN
Darren Sudlow, CantaNet
Tony Zaloum, Orewa College/HarbourNet

Who should attend?
Teachers, educators, researchers who are interested in knowledge
building and/or using technology to support teaching and learning.

What is the cost?
Registration fee: $60 (GST inclusive, lunch, morning and afternoon tea included). Register online www.otago.ac.nz/kbnz or contact Fiona Stuart. Participants should arrange own transport and

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The VLN Community - Home of the Learning Communities Online (LCO)

The Virtual Learning Network Community (VLNC) is a network of school clusters who collaborate to provide access to curriculum and learning opportunities for students through online learning.