Knowledge Creation in Education

  • Seng Chee Tan
  • Hyo Jeong So
  • Jennifer Yeo

Part of the Education Innovation Series book series (EDIN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Seng Chee Tan
    Pages 1-8
  3. Theoretical and Methodological Foundations for Knowledge Creation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Sami Paavola, Kai Hakkarainen
      Pages 53-73
    3. Timothy Koschmann
      Pages 113-120
  4. Knowledge Creation Pedagogies in Practice

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281
    2. Seng Chee Tan, Jennifer Yeo, Hyo-Jeong So, John Eu Gene Ow, Ching Sing Chai, Chew Lee Teo
      Pages 283-301
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 303-305

About this book


This book arises from research conducted through Singapore’s National Institute of Education on such topics as integrating knowledge building pedagogies into Singaporean classrooms, with both students and teachers across school levels, from primary schools to high schools. Additionally, international scholars contribute research on theories of knowledge creation, methodological foundations of research on knowledge creation, knowledge creation pedagogies in classrooms and knowledge creation work involving educators.

The book is organized in two sections. Section A focuses on theoretical, technological and methodological issues, where sources of justification for claims are predominantly theories and extant literature, although empirical evidence is used extensively in one chapter. Section B reports knowledge creation practices in schools, with teachers, students or both; the key sources of justification for claims are predominantly empirical evidence and narratives of experience.

The editors assert that schools should focus on developing students’ capacity and disposition in knowledge creation work; at the same time, leaders and teachers alike should continue to develop their professional knowledge as a community. In the knowledge building vernacular, the chapters are knowledge artifacts – artifacts that not only document the findings of the editors and authors, but that also mediate future advancement in this area of research work. The ultimate aim of the book is to inspire new ideas, and to illuminate the path for researchers of similar interest in knowledge creation in education.


Computer-supported collaborative learning Knowledge Creation Knowledge building Knowledge innovation capacity People Knowledge Problem-based learning nature learning camp-knowledge learning the Knowledge Age

Editors and affiliations

  • Seng Chee Tan
    • 1
  • Hyo Jeong So
    • 2
  • Jennifer Yeo
    • 3
  1. 1.National Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Pohang University of Science and TechnologyPohangKorea, Republic of (South Korea)
  3. 3.National Institute of EducationSingaporeSingapore

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