The concept of Rapid Collaborative Knowledge Improvement (RCKI) refers to quick cycles of knowledge improvement in the short duration of a classroom lesson. We explore the role of RCKI in language learning in our school-based design research by working with teachers to co-design and enact lessons in classrooms. We design a model, called the Funnel Model, to provide a scaffolding structure to enable RCKI practices in the context of reading comprehension. Starting with a stage of individual brainstorming, the model leads to stages of intra-group and inter-group knowledge improvement. The design and implementation of three cycles of RCKI activities in GroupScribbles (GS) supported classroom environment are provided to illuminate the flexibility and diverse uses of the model. Copyright © 2011 ISLS.
|Title of host publication||The Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL) Conference 2011: Conference proceedings volume II: Short papers and posters|
|Editors||Hans SPADA, Gerry STAHL, Naomi MIYAKE, Nancy LAW|
|Place of Publication||Hong Kong|
|Publisher||International Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|