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Title: Idea Development Across Social Levels for Knowledge Building in Four Grade 5 Science Communities
Authors: Yuan, Guangji
Zhang, Jianwei
Keywords: Scale
Issue Date: Jun-2020
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Citation: Yuan, G. & Zhang, J. (2020). Idea Development Across Social Levels for Knowledge Building in Four Grade 5 Science Communities. In Gresalfi, M. and Horn, I. S. (Eds.), The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, 14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2020, Volume 5 (pp. 2530-2536). Nashville, Tennessee: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: This research contributes to addressing a core gap of knowledge in CSCL to understand idea emergence and interaction across multiple social levels including individual, small group, community and community networks in order to inform designs to foster extending inquiry trajectories. Using a design-based research method, this study investigated how students in four grade 5 knowledge building communities worked across the boundaries of the social levels to develop deep understandings of human body systems with the support of Idea Thread Mapper and Knowledge Forum. As students conducted focused inquiry and discourse in their own community, they formulated a challenging question for the four classrooms to collaborate on: how people grow. Qualitative and quantitative methods were used to investigate how new ideas emerged in individual classrooms and rose above to the cross-community discourse to understand this challenging issue, with new insights further diffused to different classrooms for further inquiry and connected discourse
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