Sydney School of Education and Social Work events – 2016 Archive

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Sites of epistemic cognition

19 October 2016

A Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation seminar.

During his doctoral studies, the presenter investigated epistemic cognition – cognition regarding the source, justification, complexity and stability of knowledge – in collaborative information tasks. His research involved tracking the activity of a group of students, each working on a separate computer, but making use of a tool (Coagmento) that facilitated their joint taskwork and provided a collaborative text editor and 'chat' capabilities. This presentation will outline the work involved in conceptualising and developing the design of that research in terms of ‘sites of epistemic cognition’: situations, activities, products and actors. Also in this presentation, Dr Knight will introduce his own reconception of ‘epistemic cognition’ in light of recent moves in the philosophical literature on ‘social epistemology’. He will show how his way of thinking can be used as a lens onto epistemic dialogue.

Event details

  • When: 11.30am–1pm

  • Where: Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
    Education Building A35
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  • Cost: Free

  • RSVP: Not necessary

  • Contact: Sadhbh Warren
    T: +61 9351 2612
    E: sadhbh.warren@sydney.edu.au

  • More info: Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch to eat during the event.

  • Speaker: Simon Knight  is a research fellow in Writing Analytics at the University of Technology, Sydney. His PhD research explored student’s epistemic-dialogue – dialogue around the source, justification, complexity and certainty of knowledge – in collaborative information seeking and student writing practices. At UTS he is leading projects on supporting student writing practices. A qualified high school teacher, he now coordinates an undergraduate quantitative reasoning module, and postgraduate data science module.

Sites of epistemic cognition

Where Room 612, Education Building A35, Manning Rd, University of Sydney
Education Building A35
Click image for interactive map.

When

19 October 2016


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