Wikipedia – an example of the social construction of knowledge.

I was conducting a school tour recently for prospective parents where we started to discuss the social construction of knowledge. My tours do go to some ‘random’ places.

A prospective parent asked why we placed such importance on personal and interpersonal learning skills and I was responding that we construct knowledge in social settings where we exchange ideas and reflect upon the contributions of others and our own thoughts. This got me to thinking about other setting where we construct knowledge and I thought of wikipedia  – hence the clip.


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