This study follows the Knowledge Building discourse of 4th graders in order to assess changes in literacy-related outcomes over the course of two semesters. Our analyses revealed that Knowledge Forum activities, such as use of scaffolding tools, increased over time and were positively correlated with improved essay writing, particularly for the lowperforming group. Our findings add to the growing body of research that Knowledge Building pedagogy and Knowledge Forum technology together support the development of students’ literacy.
13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2018, Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age. Making the Learning Sciences Count, ICLS 2018 Proceedings Volume 3 p1527-1528 June 23-27, 2018, London, United Kingdom University College London (UCL)