Since 2001, the model has been proven successfully in improving academic achievement, imparting important skills in K-12 students. We have connected teachers around
the world through the work of a pioneering groups of educators, scientists, government ministries and others.
Knowledge building is a pedagogy that moves education toward collaborative deep learning through inquiry and problem solving. It invalidates the current methods of
teaching where a single subject is taught in an isolated classroom. Instead, it supports collaborative learning environments that mirror today's most successful research
teams, businesses, hospitals and classrooms that have one thing in common: they know how to transform individual ideas into collective knowledge. Researchers call
these organizations knowledge-building communities, places where...
... every individual contributes to a growing body of information
... the creation of new knowledge is everyone's most important work.
The main tool of the ALTE Global Learning Ecosystem consist of the electronic workspace, the Knowledge Forum, built on the 20+ year research on knowledge communities
by Marlene Scadamalia and Carl Bereiter at the University of Toronto, with embedded Java applets that support assessment of learning outcomes. The research of
Jianwei Zhang at the University of Albany explores technology-enabled learning designs to engage students in sustained, creative knowledge work across content areas
and school years in order to prepare them for 21st century careers. The research of Kate Bielaczyc at Clark University's Hiatt Center for Urban Education focuses on
cultivating a community of learners in K-12 classrooms. The Knowledge Forum platform has been tested, applied, and evaluated through the efforts of trailblazing educators,
primarily Mireia Montane at the Catalonia Department of Education, where a complete and thorough evaluation at the highest levels has just been completed, Therese
Laferreire at the University of Laval, and Nancy Law at the University of Hong Kong. These three pioneers were successful in applying education technology to the classroom,
and have grown the model on which ALTE Global Learning Ecosystem was built into the international network it is today. Learn more about the various projects supported
by the ALTE model:
About the ALTE Global Learning Ecosystem
ALTE was conceptualized as a bundled product after over a decade of utilization as separate
components of the Knowledge Building International Project (KBIP) under the knowledge-building
model, supported by Knowledge Building in Action, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization:
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