Member Since: 1995
Marlene Scardamalia is the inaugural Presidents’ Chair and University Distinguished Professor of Knowledge Innovation & Technology. She directs the Institute for Knowledge Innovation and Technology and has served as President of Knowledge Building International, 2012-2020. In these various capacities she leads a global innovation network transforming schools for education for knowledge creation. The coherent effect of her work rests with Knowledge Building theoretical models, social structures, pedagogies, and technologies enabling discovery of new competencies. Recognition of Scardamalia’s work includes a World Cultural Council award for “revolutionizing schooling” and recognition by some of the most prestigious organizations in her field. Her research interests include knowledge creation, intentional learning, knowledge building environments, transliteracy, self-organization, and complexity theory.