We took our model for the EYE Community of Practice from The Knowledge Building International
Project (KBIP), supporting inquiry-based experiential learning in small-group learning environments.
The KBIP Community of Practice is virtual exchange programming that promotes dialogue and discussion
around topics through phenomenon learning on an online platform that can be incorporated
into learning and teaching strategies for innovative classrooms in K-12 education.
Download the KBIP Community of Practice manual here.
The primary purpose of the KBIP Community of Practice is to offer
resources associated with Knowledge-Building pedagogy, methodologies
and strategies around phenomenon learning in small-group learning
environments that is revolutionizing education systems throughout the
world. This is the systemic change needed to adopt an interdisciplinary
approach to learning. In a knowledge-building classroom, teachers become
facilitators of knowledge, guiding their students through scaffolding while
examining real-world problems that forms the basis for teaching by topics.
The Knowledge Building International Project utilizes both knowledge-building
pedagogy as well as edtech formulated specifically for inquiry-based learning -
the Knowledge Forum, an electronic workspace that supports collaborative learning
and its associated tools for assessment of learning outcomes and teaching efficiencies.
These are bundled within a complete ecosystem for effective learning and teaching - ALTE,
the Alternative Learning and Teaching Ecosystem.
Members of the Knowledge Building International Project are able to network with each others
for partnering their classrooms, engaging in ongoing professional development and mentoring
through the Community of Practice, and collaborate by partnering classrooms around the world.
Through the KBIP Community of Practice, they have access to a library of literature, best-case
studies, research and other resources that help them improve the craft of teaching.
The Community of Practice features a forum for discussions and conversations, and sponsors
an annual event where members can come together to learn from each other and bring back
new ideas for effective knowledge-building strategies for their classrooms.
The Knowledge Building International Project is led by Mireia Montane, Ph.D., former Director
of International Cooperation and Scientific Research at the Catalonia (Spain) Ministry of Education.
Dr. Montane is the current Chair of the Global Education Research and Development Community
at the Association for Teacher Education in Europe, and is the immediate Past President of the
World Federation of Associations for Teacher Education.
Don't ask students what
they want to be when they
grow up. Instead, ask them
if they know of a problem
that needs a solution.
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* Computer-supported Collaborative Inquiry-based experiential learning around topics that
leads to subject mastery - students actual perform better in testing because they are under-
standing core concepts more thoroughly
* 21st Century skills that employers seek in their employees, including critical thinking,
collaboration, communication and creativity - the 4Cs of future education and skills in demand
by the 21st Century workforce
* Adherence to standards set forth by UNESCO, OECD and World Federation of Associations for
Teacher Education to rethink teaching and devise innovative learning environments
* EdTech formulated specifically for knowledge building, with built-in formative and sumative
assessment tools that verify improved learning outcomes