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Bereiter, Carl; Scardamalia, Marlene – Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2010
Can children genuinely create new knowledge, as opposed to merely carrying out activities that resemble those of mature scientists and innovators? The answer is yes, provided the comparison is not to works of genius but to standards that prevail in ordinary research communities. One important product of knowledge creation is concepts and tools…
Descriptors: Children, Knowledge Level, Concept Formation, Elementary School Students