New Zealand is fast becoming a knowledge society, and under the New Zealand Curriculum, students are encouraged to become "competent thinkers and problem solvers, [who] actively seek, use, and create knowledge". Our future-oriented education system reflects these changes. This paper is designed for teachers and educators who are interested in supporting young people to develop their capacities in creating knowledge in a future-oriented society. This paper will appeal to future-oriented teachers or educators and will examine theories and practices related to computer-supported collaborative learning and knowledge-building pedagogies. Knowledge Forum will be used in this paper to provide hands-on experience in creating knowledge building environments. No technical computing knowledge is required to take this paper.
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|Teaching period||Not offered in 2023 (Distance learning)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,206.91|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Limited to
- PGCertEdLn, PGDipEdLn, MEdLn, BA(Hons), PGDipArts, MA(Coursework), MA(Thesis)
- Students outside of the approved programmes, with 54 300-level EDUC points, may be admitted with approval from the Dean of the College of Education.
You should be a teacher or have some background in education.
- Teaching staff
To be confirmed.
- Paper Structure
- The paper is arranged around several discussion conferences, each looking at a separate topic related to the knowledge-building communities (KBC) model. Conferences normally run for two weeks and involve a combination of readings and online asynchronous discussions.
- Teaching Arrangements
This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.
- Students will be expected to access required readings via the library and the Internet and to source their own relevant readings.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Research.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to:
- Critically review theories and practices of computer-supported collaborative learning and knowledge-building pedagogies
- Critically review the relationship between digital technologies and informal learning
- Develop strategies to facilitate knowledge building in educational settings
- Develop expertise in using the networking software Knowledge Forum