Complex problems cannot be solved without dynamic external memory fields. Consequently, a crucial aspect of human knowledge practices is to utilize various visual tools for organizing knowledge. Timelines, concept maps, triangular, quadratic and other diagrams--comprised in the term-- assist participants in categorizing, structuring, and modeling their knowledge contributions (Bereiter, in press). It appears essential to empower participants themselves in generating and elaborating the knowledge organizers.


Bereiter, C. (in press) Artifacts, canons, and the progress of pedagogy: A response to contributors. In B. Smith (Ed.), Liberal education in a knowledge society. Chicago: open Court.

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