Creative works with ideas – Young children are more capable than we think they are  

This two-hour interactive talk focuses on ways to facilitate children to work creatively with ideas through knowledge building pedagogy. 
The session will delve into the fascinating stories of knowledge building classrooms collected from kindergarten in Singapore.

The stories showcase the creative works, ideas, and knowledge building capabilities of the young minds. From these authentic stories, we will discuss how the essential elements of knowledge building pedagogy can empower our little learners. 

We will also discuss findings from neuroscience and learning sciences research and relate these findings to the various dimensions of knowledge building classroom. The session will end with practical guide on teachers’ community-based professional development within school to support knowledge building practice. 

Session Highlights:

Learn Knowledge Building strategies and best practices for nurturing creative works with ideas, collaboration and critical thinking skills from the earliest stages of development.

Explore ways to create a supportive and collaborative teachers’ professional development that encourages teachers’ interaction and knowledge sharing.

Hear knowledge building stories and case studies from experienced knowledge building teachers.

Q&A and Networking: Engage in a Q&A session and connect with fellow educators to share ideas and strategies.

By the end of this session, participants will gain an understanding of the use of knowledge building pedagogy to tap into the potential of young children and guide them on a journey of creative works with ideas. 

    Target Audience: Educators/Practitioners 



    Dr Teo Chew Lee

    Chew Lee

    Chew Lee is a Snr Research Scientist and Deputy Centre Director of the Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice in the National Institute of Education, NIE.

    Her research interest is in Knowledge Building Pedagogy and multimodal learning analytics. She founded the Knowledge Building Community, Singapore in 2016 and started the Student Knowledge Building Design Studio since 2016 – a collaborative creative work space outside school for students to connect with the larger community to explore real world problems of sustainability living. 

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