Common Knowledge Construction Model

Overview

The Common Knowledge Construction Model can be used to generally understand how people learn and how educators can facilitate learning by structuring their planning and instruction. Thus, providing a beneficial framework for teachers and students to reflect on the processes of learning and relate it to teaching. Source: Jazlin V. Ebenezer's & Sylvia Connor's Common Knowledge Construction Model.

Uses of the Common Knowledge Construction Model

The exploration of the common knowledge construction model considers how it explains how people learn; and how it can guide educator's planning, teaching, and instructional methodologies. See also General teaching model overview and other teaching syntax.

Teacher's use

Teachers use a common knowledge construction model to

1. Understand (learn) and facilitate construction of their content knowledge as well as the different ways their students and other learners understand the content knowledge.

2. As an instructional model to make informed decisions on how to guide students in their personal construction of knowledge about their world.

Student's use

Students use a common knowledge construction model to actively construct knowledge about a topic they are investigating and to understand the process of learning in general.

Processes of constructing knowledge (learning)

  1. Explore
  2. Categorize
  3. Construct
  4. Negotiate
  5. Translate
  6. Extend
  7. Reflect
  8. Assess

These processes and their interactions are represented in the following diagram and each is described next.

Common knowledge construction model

Exploring and Categorizing processes

Teacher continuously explore and categorize their understanding by questioning and reflecting.

Teacher continuously explore and categorize their instructional methods.

Students continuously explore and categorize their understanding.

Constructing and Negotiating

Teacher continuously Construct and Negotiate their understanding.

Teacher continuously Construct and Negotiate on their instructional methods.

Students continuously Construct and Negotiate their understanding.

Translating and Extending

Teacher continuously Translate and Extend their understanding by questioning and reflecting.

Teacher continuously Translate and Extend their instructional methods.

Students continuously explore and categorize their understanding.

Reflecting and Assessing

Teacher continuously reflect and assess on their understanding.

Teacher continuously reflect and assess their instructional methods.

Students continuously reflect and assess their understanding.

Visual teaching aid

Flash power point video

Dr. Robert Sweetland's notes
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