The use of knowledge building tool for science learning in an elementary school

Maneatonufus Yusoff, Sandy Yu, Chun Yen Chang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


We are living in the knowledge age that privileges knowledge production rather than knowledge consumption. The production, dissemination and reproduction of knowledge are catalyzed by the proliferation of digital media in our lives. To prepare our students for the challenges in this knowledge age, we introduced knowledge building pedagogy that is supported by Knowledge Forum, an online discussion forum. This case study research is on how the incorporation of knowledge building principles for learning of Science will engage students in developing deeper understanding of science concepts. This research involved 66 Primary Three students of mixed ability. Concept cartoon is used as a trigger to promote deep questioning for science lessons.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreating Holistic Technology-Enhanced Learning Experiences
Subtitle of host publicationTales from a Future School in Singapore
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9789462090866
ISBN (Print)9462090858, 9789462090859
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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