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Curriculum, Teaching  & Learning



Marlene Scardamalia
Professor

phone: (416) 978-0370
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 1799F5-0105 - Introduction to Knowledge Building Environments
• CTL 1799F6 - 21st Century Competencies, Multiliteracies, and Assessment
• 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:

Learning to create knowledge. Book under preparation, in collaboration with Carl Bereiter.  Developing 21st century knowledge skills. Monograph under preparation, in collaboration with Carl Bereiter.

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

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.

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

• 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- ) Cognition and Instruction (Executive Editor)
(2007- ) The Nordic Journal of Digital Literacy
(2006-2008) International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (IJMLO)
(2006) 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. (2009, September). Learning to work creatively with knowledge. Keynote address at the 51st annual meeting of the Japanese Association for Educational Psychology, Shizuoka University, Japan.
• Scardamalia, M, & Bereiter, C. (2009, August). Knowledge building creation in teacher education. Keynote address at the Knowledge Building Summer Institute “Knowledge Creativity in Teacher Education – Education for Knowledge Creation, held during the 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Teacher Education in Europe – ATEE, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
• Scardamalia, M. (2009, February). The knowledge creation imperative. Invited presentation at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
• Scardamalia, M., & Bereiter, C. (2008, October). Knowledge building and knowledge creation. Keynote address at the CEFRIO knowledge transfer session, Quebec City, QC.
• Scardamalia, M. (2008, August). Keeping idea improvement alive in a worldwide knowledge-building community. Keynote address at the 2008 Knowledge Building Summer Institute, Toronto, ON.
• Scardamalia, M. (2008, June). Schools as knowledge building communities. Keynote address at the University of Valle d’Aosta Summer School “Knowledge building communities: Rethinking schools as research communities”, Aosta, Italy.
• Scardamalia, M. (2008, June). Advances in knowledge building theory, pedagogy, and technology throughout the International Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology. Keynote address at the Centre for Information Technology in Education Research Symposium (CITERS 2008) “Empowering Communities and Transforming Learning”, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.