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|Title:||Cross-Community Interaction for Knowledge Building in Two Grade 5/6 Classrooms|
|Publisher:||Philadelphia, PA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Citation:||Zhang, J., Bogouslavsky, M., & Yuan, G. (2017). Cross-Community Interaction for Knowledge Building in Two Grade 5/6 Classrooms In Smith, B. K., Borge, M., Mercier, E., and Lim, K. Y. (Eds.). (2017). Making a Difference: Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL, 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) 2017, Volume 1. Philadelphia, PA: International Society of the Learning Sciences.|
|Abstract:||This study explores cross-community interaction in two Grade 5/6 knowledge building communities. The two classrooms studied human body systems with the support of Knowledge Forum over a 10-week period. As the students conducted focused inquiry and discourse within their own community, they reviewed productive threads of ideas and posted syntheses in a cross-community space, as synthetic boundary objects. A set of idea thread syntheses from previous classrooms studying human body systems was also posted in the cross-community space. Qualitative analyses of classroom videos, online discourse, and interviews provide a rich description of how the students conceived, generated, and interacted around the synthetic boundary objects for knowledge building across communities.|
|Appears in Collections:||CSCL 2017|
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