This lesson is about students working together to build or develop a concrete product or conceptual design, such as a model or a plan. Collaborative knowledge-building may be used to develop and build on ideas and thoughts. Knowledge construction is central to learning. You can use it to support learning, but it is good to know that it is not the same thing as learning.
How will you benefit from this lesson?
- You learn to understand what collaborative knowledge-building means
- You learn to instruct the students so that they work goal-oriented and their work remains meaningful
- You learn to facilitate a collaborative knowledge-building process
1. Do a self-assessment
First, think about your current teaching practice with the help of these two questions. Write your thoughts in your notebook.
a. Are you familiar with collaborative knowledge-building when working with your fellow teachers? For example, planning a new curricula or teaching practices.
b. Are you familiar with collaborative knowledge-building so well that you can steer your students to develop ideas and thoughts together?
2. Listen to the podcast You can also read the podcast text, or read and listen to it at the same time.
PODCAST TEXT Collaborative knowledge-building (PDF)
3. Watch the video
4. Do the learning assignment
ASSIGNMENT Collaborative knowledge-building(PDF)
5. Reflect on this lesson
Write it in your notebook. Explain
a. What did you learn from the podcast and the video?
b. How did you benefit from taking notes?
c. What was your most significant take-away from this lesson which you can now use in your teaching?
Thank you for your time in this lesson!