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Tue, Feb 11


Rm 363, Jackman ICS Lab School

Research Night 2020 & Parents' Association Meeting

Dr. Marlene Scardamalia of OISE will share about the use of “Knowledge Building” pedagogy and “Knowledge Forum” software used at JICS and our mutually-beneficial research collaboration that has lasted for over 20 years. We are offering free babysitting for this evening event.

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Research Night 2020 & Parents' Association Meeting
Research Night 2020 & Parents' Association Meeting

Time & Location

Feb 11, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Rm 363, Jackman ICS Lab School, 56 Spadina Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 2T3, Canada

About The Event

All alumni, family members, and friends of the Lab School are welcome! Both events will be held in the Robbie Case Seminar Room on the 3rd Floor, room 363

The Parents' Association meeting will begin at 6:00pm, followed by Research Night from 7:00pm - 8:30pm.


About Research Night:


Your Child’s Contribution to Knowledge Building Research:  Becoming Creators, Not Just Users of Knowledge

Knowledge Building engages students directly in the means by which knowledge in the world is advanced.  It is akin to knowledge creation as practiced in research laboratories and other frontier-advancing organizations, amplified by a concern with educational benefit to the participants. The Lab School is serving as a Hub of Innovation for an international network of researchers, educational innovators, and scholars of renown working to advance Knowledge Building theory, pedagogy, and technology. Our goal is to engage all students in the kind of creative collaborative work with ideas previously reserved for few but essential for all in dealing with the complexities of our modern world. Members of the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology will provide an overview of new competencies discovered through research in the Lab School. This research shows substantial advances according to traditional standards, global competencies, and students’ advancing knowledge for public good.


Dr. Marlene Scardamalia:

Marlene Scardamalia is the inaugural Presidents’ Chair and University Distinguished Professor of Knowledge Innovation & Technology. She directs the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology at OISE/University of Toronto and is President of Knowledge Building International.  In these various capacities she leads a worldwide innovation network transforming schools for education for knowledge creation.  The coherent effect of her work rests with Knowledge Building theoretical models, social structures, pedagogies, and technologies to enable “a place for everyone in a knowledge society.”


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