4. Inquiry, Critique, and Dissemination of Knowledge: Graduate Students Contributing to Wikipedia

Nicola Simmons

Abstract


Graduate students use existing knowledge and are ultimately expected to add to that knowledge. Students in a Masters of Education entry course were asked to find a Wikipedia page related to the course topics, critique it, and make improvements to it to begin to develop these skills. In this paper, I examine ways in which their perspectives were transformed (Mezirow, 1991) regarding their roles in knowledge use and construction and how they grew as a result.



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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22329/celt.v6i0.3761

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