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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning



Marlene Scardamalia
Professor

phone: (416) 978-0362
email: marlene.scardamalia@utoronto.ca  
website: http://ikit.org/people/scardamalia.html

Departments:
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Centre for Applied Cognitive Science
Institute for Knowledge, Innovation and Technology


Research Overview

Dr. Marlene Scardamalia is a Professor with the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at OISE/UT. She holds the Presidents' Chair in Education and Knowledge Technologies and directs the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology (IKIT). Her research interests focus on, cognitive processes; intentional learning; and design of computer-supported intentional learning environments.

Dr. Scardamalia is active as an editor for a number of leading journals in the field of cognition and learning, including Cognition and Instruction, The Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy, and Educational Psychologist. She has written extensively on topics relating to her research, and has lectured internationally.

She has won numerous awards, including the 2007 ORION Learning Award to the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology, the 2007 Outstanding Manuscript of the Year Award from the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT). She has also been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Joensuu and an Honorary Diploma from the Michener Institute.

Curriculum Vitae

http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/Curriculum_Vitae/Marlene_Scardamalia_CV.pdf

Academic History

Ph.D. Applied Psychology, University of Toronto, OISE, 1973
M.S. Educational Research-Educational Psychology, Bucknell University, 1968
B.A. English (Teaching Certificate) Clarion State College, 1966

Teaching Overview

Prof. Scardamalia has taught the following courses at OISE:
CTL 1603HF 0101 - Introduction to Knowledge Building (2016)
CTL 1799HF6 0106 - 21st Century Competencies, Multiliteracies, and Assessment (2016)
CTL 1603H S - Introduction to Knowledge Building (2016)
CTL 1799H-F2 - 21st Century Competencies, Multiliteracies, and Assessment (2015)
CTL 1799F5-0105 - Introduction to Knowledge Building Environments (2014)
CTL 1799F6 - 21st Century Competencies, Multiliteracies, and Assessment (2014)
CTL 1603 - Introduction to Knowledge Building (2013)
CTL 1799 - 21st Century Competencies, Multiliteracies, and Assessment (2013)
CTL 1603 - Introduction to Knowledge Building (2012)
CTL 1799 - 21st Century Competencies, Multiliteracies, and Assessment (2012)
CTL 1799 - 21st Century Competencies, Multiliteracies, and Assessment (2011)
CTL1999H - Education for a Knowledge Creating Society (2010)
CTL 1998H - Independent Reading and Research: Open Learning Platform for Knowledge Building (2010)
CTL 1603H - Knowledge Building Environments, (2009)
CTL 1799H - 21st Century Competencies, Multiliteracies, and Assessment (2009)
CTL 1999H - Education for a Knowledge Society (2008)
CTL 1997 - Practicum in Educational Innovations, (2007)
CTL1998H - Individual Reading & Research - Professional Developing for Knowledge Building, (2006)
CTL1998 - Knowledge Building: Theory, Pedagogy, and Technology, (2005)
CTL1998 - Design Research Experiments, (2005)
CTL1797H - Practicum in Online Learning & Knowledge Work, (2004-2005)
CTL1797S - Practicum in Online Learning & Knowledge Work, (2004-2005)
CTL1997H - Practicum in Online Learning & Knowledge Work, (2004-2005)
CTL1997S - Practicum in Online Learning & Knowledge Work, (2004-2005)

Representative Publications

BOOKS/MONOGRAPHS:

Foundations of Knowledge Building and Education for a Knowledge-Creating Society. Books under preparation, in collaboration with Carl Beretier.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

Scardamalia, M. (2017). Knowledge Forum. In K. Peppler (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of School Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. 

Scardamalia, M., & Bereiter, C. (2016). Creating, criss-crossing, and rising above idea landscapes. In R.H. Huang, Kinshuk, & J. K. Price (Eds.), ICT in education in global context: comparative reports of K-12 schools innovation (pp. 3-17). Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

Scardamalia, M., & Bereiter, C. (2016). Inovación y calidad: Mover las ideas hacia el centro. In S. Cueto (Ed.) Innovación y calidad en educación en América Latina (pp. 17-38). Lima: ILAIPP.

Scardamalia, M., & Bereiter, C. (2015). Education in an open informational world. In R. Scott, and S. Kosslyn (Eds.). Emerging trends in the social and behavioral sciences. Wiley Online Library.

Bereiter, C. & Scardamalia, M. (2014). Knowledge building and knowledge creation: One concept, two hills to climb. In S. C. Tan, H. J. So, J. Yeo (Eds.) Knowledge creation in education (pp. 35-52). Singapore: Springer.

Scardamalia, M., & Bereiter, C. (2014). Knowledge building and knowledge creation: Theory, pedagogy, and technology. In K. Sawyer (Ed.), Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences (Second Edition) (pp. 397-417). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Bereiter, C., & Scardamalia, M. (2013). Self-organization in conceptual growth. Practical implications. In. S. Vosniadou,(Ed.) International handbook of research on conceptual change (2nd ed) (pp. 504-519). New York: Routledge.

Chuy, M., Scardamalia, M. & Bereiter, C. (2012). Development of ideational writing through knowledge building: Theoretical and empirical bases. In E. L. Grigorenko, E. Mambrino, & D. D. Preiss (Eds.) Writing: A Mosaic of Perspectives (pp. 175-190). NY: Psychology Press.

Scardamalia, M., Bransford, J., Kozma, R., & Quellmalz, E. (2012). New assessments and environments for knowledge building. In P. Griffin, B. McGaw, & E. Care (Eds.), Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (pp. 231-300). Springer Science+Business Media B.V.  

Bereiter, C., & Scardamalia, M. (2012). Theory building and the pursuit of understanding in history, social studies, and literature. In J. R. Kirby, & M. J. Lawson (Eds.), Enhancing the quality of learning: Dispositions, instruction, and learning processes (pp. 160-177). New York: Cambridge University Press. 

Reeve, R., Messina, R., & Scardamalia, M. (2008). Wisdom in elementary school. In M. Ferrari & G. Potworowski (Eds.), Teaching for wisdom: Cross-cultural perspectives on fostering wisdom (pp. 79-92). New York: Springer. Retrieved from http://books.google.ca/books?

Bereiter, C., & Scardamalia, M. (2008). Toward research-based innovation. In Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (Ed.), Innovating to learn, learning to innovate (pp. 67-91). Paris: OECD.

Scardamalia, M., & Bereiter, C. (2007). “Fostering communities of learners” and “knowledge building”:  An interrupted dialogue. In J. C. Campione, K. E. Metz, & A. S. Palincsar (Eds.), Children’s learning in the laboratory and in the classroom: Essays in honor of Ann Brown (pp. 197-212). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS:

Bereiter, C., & Scardamalia, M. (2016). “Good Moves” in knowledge-creating dialogue. QWERTY, 11(2), 12-26. http://www.ckbg.org/qwerty/index.php/qwerty/article/view/242

Ma, L., Matsuzawa, Y., & Scardamalia, M. (2016). Rotating leadership and collective responsibility in a grade 4 Knowledge Building classroom. International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering (IJODE), 4(1-2), 54-84.

Chen, B., Scardamalia, M., & Bereiter, C. (2015). Advancing Knowledge Building Discourse through Judgments of Promising Ideas. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (ijCSCL).

Bereiter, C., & Scardamalia, M. (2015). Qwerty and the International Knowledge Building Design Community. Qwerty 10, (1), 29-36.

Hong, H.Y., Scardamalia, M., Messina, R., & Teo, C.L. (2015). Fostering sustained idea improvement with principle-based knowledge building analytic tools. Computers & Education, 89, 91-102.

Lax, L., Singh, A., Scardamalia, M., & Librach, L. (2015). Self-assessment for knowledge building in health care.  Qwerty 10, (1), 47-68.

Resendes, M., Scardamalia, M., Bereiter, C., Chen, B., & Halewood, C. (2015). Group-level formative feedback and metadiscourse. International Journal of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, 10(3), pp 309-336.

Hong, H-Y. & Scardamalia, M. (2014). Community knowledge assessment in a knowledge building environment. Computers and Education, 71, 279-288.

Scardamalia, M., & Bereiter, C. (2014). Smart technology for self-organizing processes. Smart Learning Environments. 2014, 1:1.

Goldman, S. R., & Scardamalia, M. (2013). Managing, understanding, applying, and creating knowledge in the information age: Next-generation challenges and opportunities. Cognition and Instruction, 31(2), pp. 255-269.

Zhang, Y., Chen, B., Scardamalia, M., & Bereiter, C. (2012). From shallow to deep constructivism: Development of knowledge building theory and its application in China. E-education Research, (009), 5–12.

Chen, B., Resendes, M., Chuy, M., C., Bereiter, C., & Scardamalia (2011). Identifying promising ideas in a knowledge-building discourse. QWERTY: Interdisciplinary Journal of Technology, Culture and Education, 6(2), 224-241.

Chuy, M., Resendes, M., Tarchi, C., Chen, B., Scardamalia, M., & Bereiter, C. (2011). Ways of contributing to an explanation-seeking dialogue in science and history.  QWERTY: Interdisciplinary Journal of Technology, Culture and Education, 6(2), 242-260.

Research Grants and Contracts

Year: 2014-2019
Individual or Group: Group
Grantor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Purpose: Research
Amount: $468,530

Year: 2014-2018
Individual or Group: Group
Grantor: National Science Foundation. Cyberlearning.
Purpose: Research
Amount: $1,342,537

Year: 2010-11
Individual or Group: Group
Grantor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Purpose: Research
Amount: $59,922

Year: 2009
Individual or Group: Individual
Grantor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Purpose: Research
Amount: $1,600

Year: 2009-14
Individual or Group: Group
Grantor: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Purpose: Research
Amount: $325,000

Year: 2009-12
Individual or Group: Group
Grantor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.
Purpose: Research
Amount: $152,144

Year: 2007-2009
Individual or Group: Individual
Grantor: Canadian Council on Learning
Purpose: Research
Amount: $70,000

Year: 2006-2007
Individual or Group: Individual
Grantor: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Purpose: Research
Amount: $49,709

Year: 2005-2007
Individual or Group: Group (collaborator)
Grantor: Ontario Ministry of Education and Training
Purpose: Research
Amount: $273,670

Honours and Awards

2016 - World Federation of Associations of Teacher Education Honorary Diploma, Barcelona, Spain (April 21, 2016)
2012 - Knowledge Building International, President
2010 - Michener Institute Honorary Diploma, Toronto (to be awarded November 13, 2010)
2009 - Honorary Doctorate from the University of Joensuu, Finland (August 28, 2009)
2009 - Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)
2009 - Nomination for European Association for Research, Learning, and Instruction
Oeuvre award for outstanding contributions to the science of learning and instruction
2007 - ORION Learning Award to the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology for leadership in research-based innovations in theory, pedagogy, and technology, all aimed at making citizens part of a 21st-century knowledge-creating culture.
2007 - Outstanding Manuscript of the Year Award: Zhang, J., Scardamalia, M., Lamon, M., Messina, R., & Reeve, R. (2007). Socio-cognitive dynamics of knowledge building in the work of nine and ten-year-olds. Educational Technology Research and Development, 55(2), 117-145, presented by Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT)-Division of Instructional Development.
2006 - "Jose Vasconcelos" World Award of Education, World Cultural Council
2005 - Computer Supported Collaborative Work Career Achievement Awards for foundational work in knowledge building environments and the Knowledge Society Network

Professional Activities

Dr. Scardamalia is a member of numerous Editorial and Review Boards:

(2009- ) Encyclopedia of Virtual Worlds and Environment (book) (Editorial Advisory Board)
(2007-2012) Cognition and Instruction (Executive Editor)
(2007- ) The Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy
(2006-2008) International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (IJMLO)
(2006-2010) Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology (Guest Editor for Special Issue on Knowledge Building)
(2005-2008) Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning
(2005- ) Educational Psychologist
(2005- ) Qwerty: Journal of technology and culture

INVITED ACADEMIC LECTURES:
Scardamalia, M. (2017, June). Knowledge building innovation network and the future of knowledge building technology. Invited presentation at the 2017 Knowledge Building Summer Institute "Making a Difference- Knowledge Building Communities." Philadelphia, USA, June 18-22, 2017.

Scardamalia, M., Beretier, C., & Laferriere, T. (2017, June). Toward a Multi-Level Knowledge Building Innovation Network. Chairs during the invited symposium/think tank at the 12th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning: "Making a Difference--Prioritizing Equity and Access in CSCL." Philadelphia, USA, June 18-22, 2017.

Shirouzu, H., Scardamalia, M., Saito, M., Iikubo, S. Hori. N., & Ros, C.P. (2016, June). Building on cultural capacity for innovation through international collaboration: In Memory of Naomi Miyaki. Symposium at the 12th International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Transforming Learning, Empowering Learners, ICLS 2016, National Institute of Education Singapore, June 20-24, 2016.

Scardamalia, M. (2016, April). Innovation and quality in educational research and policy. Keynote address at the II Conferencia Regional de ILAIPP "Innovacin y Calidad en Educacin", April 5-6, 2016, Lima, Peru.

Scardamalia, M. (2016, April). The 21st Century Teacher's Dilemma: Socializing Students into a Rapidly Evolving Culture. Keynote address at the World Federation of Associations for Teacher Education (WFATE) Fourth Biennial Conference "Innovation in Teacher Education within a Global Context", Barcelona, Spain.