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RECENT AND ONGOING RESEARCH

  1. Scardamalia, M. & Chow, A. Motivation for Knowledge Building. (Spring 2009 – SK/Grade 3 – 6)
  2. Peskin, J. & Comay, J. Thinking about the readers’ mind to examine the development of reader awareness as children learn to produce written text. (Spring 2009 – Nurs – Grade 2)
  3. Sinclair, N. & Tabaghi, S. New forms of mathematical thinking for the 21st century. (January 2009, Senior Kindergarten/Grade One)
  4. Zhang, J., Messina, R., Peebles, B., Stevens, R., & Ferrer-Mico, M. Collective responsibility for deepening inquiry: a focus on progressive questioning in a communal space. (September 08 – December 2008, Grades 5/6)
  5. Nguyen, T. The ability to reason with identity statements and its relations to the understanding of false beliefs. (Fall 2008, Nursery/Junior Kindergarten)
  6. Scardamalia, M., Morley, E., Teo, C. & Mcguire, J. Documenting a knowledge building community. (November 2008 – November 2009, Grade One)
  7. Lee, K. & Anzures, G. Development of face expertise. (2008-ongoing)
  8. Moss, J., Beatty, R., Morley, E. & Messina, R. Institute of Child Study laboratory school lesson study: a collaborative approach to preservice teacher education. (Fall 2008 – Grade 5/6)
  9. Scardamalia, M., Bereiter, C. & Laferriere, T. Understanding the nature of science and scientific progress: a theory building approach. (December 2007 - ongoing, Junior Grades & Teachers)
  10. Scardamalia, M. Beyond best practice: Research-based innovation in learning and knowledge work. (2002 to present – All Grades)

COMPLETED RESEARCH REPORTS & DISSEMINATION

  1. Dack, L.A., Astington, J.W., & Watson, S. (2009, April). Deontic and epistemic reasoning in children. Poster to be presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO. (04/05, 05/06 & 06/07 ICS data)
  2. Loke, I.C. & Astington, J.W. (2009, April). Children’s understanding of intentional causation in moral reasoning about harmful behaviour. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.
  3. Zhang, J., Scardamalia, M., Reeve, R., & Messina, R. (2009). Designs for collective cognitive responsibility in knowledge building communities. Journal of the Learning Sciences, Volume 18, Issue 1.
  4. Dack, L.A. (2008, April) Deontic and epistemic reasoning in children. PhD Dissertation defended at OISE/UT.
  5. Zhang, J., Teo, C., Scardamalia, M. & Morley, E. “Constantly going deeper”: knowledge building innovation in an elementary professional community. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, March 2008
  6. Dack, L.A. & Astington, J.W. (2007, Oct.). Children’s deontic reasoning: Effects of context and language. Poster presented at the Fifth Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Sante Fe, NM. (05/06 & 06/07 ICS data)
  7. Dack, L.A., Astington, J.W., & Watson, S. (2007, March). The effects of authority figures on preschool children’s reasoning about rules and statements. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA. (05/06 & 06/07 ICS data)
  8. Comay, J (2005) Further development in social reasoning revealed in narrative discourse. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Vancouver, BC.
  9. Comay, J., Bakos, R., & Astington, J.W. (2002, April) Language and theory-of-mind development: children’s narrative production. Poster presented at the International Conference – Why Language Matters for Theory of Mind, University of Toronto.
  10. Dack, L.A. & Astington, J.W. (2005, June). Beyond theory of mind: Reasoning based on social rules. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting for the Jean Piaget Society, Vancouver, BC. (04/05 ICS Grade 2 data)
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