Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Knowledge building is a potentially transformative approach to engineering education. In knowledge building students participate in an interactive discourse in which they work together to broaden ideas, reform problems and share knowledge - the result being a deeper level of understanding and the collaborative production of new knowledge. In 2009 we conducted a knowledge building pilot study in the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College. In this study students worked together to formulate a question about the potential for a conscious machine and then engaged in an intensive knowledge building discourse. Assessment data showing the effectiveness of the approach and research questions arising from the study are presented.
Deep learning, Discourse, Knowledge building, Narrative, Preparation for future learning
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Ellis, Glenn W.; Rudnitsky, Alan N.; and Moriarty, Mary A., "Using Knowledge Building to Support Deep Learning, Collaboration and Innovation in Engineering Education" (2010). Engineering: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.