The KiP (Knowledge in Pieces) Community

The KiP community is a research community organized around shared values and principles such as an orientation to building learning theory and an emphasis on "knowledge analysis" as exemplified by the approach taken by researchers using the "knowledge in pieces" (diSessa, 1993) theoretical perspective. 

The community is engaged in in-depth discussions about research and theory building through workshops,  collaborations in conferences and publications. We aim to create a larger and more identifiable presence of our theoretical and methodological stances among professional organizations and in the fields of learning sciences, science and math education, and cognitive science.

KiP Community Listserv
If you would like to be up to date about the current activities of the KiP community, please send a message to Mariana Levin (mariana dot levin at wmich dot edu) and you will be added to our list serve and google group.  
New KiP publications (and pre-publications)
Please see the Recent Research section for abstracts and links to new KiP-related publications and pre-publications.

KiP Community Events:

July 2018:  We are planning a KiPshop to take place in Toronto in April before AERA.  Please write to Mariana Levin for more information. 

KiP Community dinner in 2012 in Vancouver.

KiP community dinner in Vancouver

On Friday, June 3, 2011 members of the KiP Community attending JPS had a lovely community dinner and 64th birthday celebration in Berkeley for Andy diSessa. 

KiP Community 2011 and Andy's 64th

KiPshop 2010 at ICLS

The second workshop of the KiP community took place Tuesday, June 29 at ICLS 2010 in Chicago.  The workshop theme was 

"Integrating Knowledge and Interaction in Analyses of Cognition and Activity"

KiPshop 2010

See the workshop website KiPshop2010 for more information!

KiPshop 2009 at AERA

The first activity of the KiP community took place at AERA in San Diego.  The workshop theme was:

"What is knowledge analysis?"

KiPshop 2009


To learn more, visit the site for the 2009 "Knowledge Analysis" Workshop.