Students assessing their own knowledge advances in a knowledge building environment

Eddy Y.C. Lee*, Carol K.K. Chan, Jan van Aalst

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Abstract

We describe the design of a knowledge-building environment and examine the roles of knowledge-building portfolios in characterizing and scaffolding collaborative inquiry. Three classes of Grade 9 students in Hong Kong used Knowledge Forum (KF) under several design conditions. Results showed (1) Students working on portfolios guided with knowledge building principles showed more participation, deeper inquiry and conceptual understanding than students working on KF only, or producing KF portfolios with no principles, (2) Students- knowledgebuilding inquiry and discourse were related to their conceptual understanding, and (3) Knowledge-building portfolios provided ways for identifying and characterizing collective knowledge advances in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005
Subtitle of host publicationThe Next 10 Years - Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning 2005, CSCL 2005
EditorsTimothy Koschmann, Daniel D. Suthers, Tak-Wai Chan
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherRoutledge
Pages378-387
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781351226882
ISBN (Print)9780805857825
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2005 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: 30 May 20054 Jun 2005
Conference number: 6

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, CSCL 2005
Abbreviated titleCSCL 2005
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period30/05/054/06/05

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Computer discussion forums
  • Inquiry
  • Knowledge building
  • Portfolios

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