Une communauté de Coélaboration de connaissances pour l’analyse comparative des principes et pratiques parlementaires participatifs et digitalisables à l’ère de la COVID-19

Mrs. Luz-Marina Cabrera-Suarez

According to Vigotsky, knowledge is the main product of human activity and practice in society. Therefore, we can postulate that knowledge is essentially generated on the socio-cultural level, between individual activity and the social environment. Knowledge and cognitive development would then constitute the social product accumulated by societies throughout human history. For Mirkine-Guetzévitch, Parliament is the essence of decision-making and the orientation of a government. For the author, the exercise of power really begins in the practice and principles that determine the functioning of a parliament.
Knowledge building is defined as the continuous production and improvement of promising ideas by a community, thus promoting an achievement greater than the sum of its members' contributions; the horizon is broadened by the diversity of their experience (Scardamalia & Bereiter, 2003). For Scardamalia, in a knowledge building community, members are concerned with real problems and are called upon to develop concepts through social and cognitive processes, grouped into twelve knowledge building principles.
In the era of COVID-19, the possibility of returning to the reality experienced before the pandemic is increasingly remote and we are faced with a radical shift in all sectors of the state towards digital channels in an imposing reality of distance. The parliamentary exercise is no exception to this reality. How can we ensure that the principles of democratic representation in Parliament keep pace with the evolution of parliamentary practice through digital channels? This is the first question we will ask a group of university professors from Spain, Mexico and Canada. Their mission will be to produce a comparative analysis of the representativeness of parliamentary practices and principles in these three countries at the digital level. This paper describes the design of this knowledge building community, the expected scopes and the prediction of conceptual and procedural limits.