Strengthening the Conceptual Foundations of Knowledge Building Theory and Pedagogy

  title={Strengthening the Conceptual Foundations of Knowledge Building Theory and Pedagogy},
  author={Katerine Bielaczyck and Kai Hakkarainen},
The term “knowledge building,” introduced in the late 1980s, has gradually acquired a distinctive meaning within the family of constructivist approaches in education. It refers to the creation of knowledge as a public good. It represents a positive answer to questions raised in a 1994 paper: “Can a school class, as a collective, have the goal of understanding gravity or electricity? Can it sustain progress toward this goal even though individual members of the class may flag in their efforts or… CONTINUE READING


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