Understanding how students perceive the role of ideas for their knowledge work in a knowledge-building environment

  • Huang-Yao Hong National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Chieh-Hsin Chiu National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Keywords: knowledge acquisition, knowledge building, online learning

Abstract

This study explored how students viewed the role of ideas for knowledge work and how such view was related to their inquiry activities. Data mainly came from students’ online interaction logs, group discussion and inquiry, and a survey concerning the role of ideas for knowledge work. The findings suggest that knowledge building was conducive to developing among students a more informed view of ideas that sees ideas as improvable, real-world objects for collaborative and creative knowledge work, rather than merely as abstract thoughts for achieving an individual’s own knowledge acquisition. Moreover, it was found that how a group views the role of ideas was associated with how they improve the quality of the ideas during their group inquiry.

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Author Biographies

Huang-Yao Hong, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Professor, Dept. of Edu.
Chieh-Hsin Chiu, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

High-school teacher and graduate stdudent, Department of Education, Ed.M.

Published
2016-03-23
How to Cite
Hong, H.-Y., & Chiu, C.-H. (2016). Understanding how students perceive the role of ideas for their knowledge work in a knowledge-building environment. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 32(1). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.1873