The Alef Education framework is engineered based on cutting-edge research in Education, Learning science, User Experience and Artificial Intelligence.
Innovation is at the heart of every Alef lesson, and every student interaction – be it with their teacher, their coach, their peers or with the platform.
Alef’s framework puts students at the center of the learning process. It provides them with the scaffolding necessary to achieve the learning outcomes and leverages technology as a tool to achieve the goals of learning.
Learners take charge of and are empowered to think about their own learning and thinking. The overall format Alef follows is one of blended learning where experiential, face-to-face learning encounters supplement online, technologically-mediated sessions. Alef’s learning materials are available for students anywhere anytime, including of course at home, with parents and tutors.
Learning is both self-paced and socially situated.
Alef is inspired by a number of teaching and learning models and best practices aptly characterized as eclectic in nature.
1.Universal Design for Learning (UDL): The overriding factor in UDL is differentiated instruction. Alef’s instructional experiences are designed in such a manner that they recognize the differences, tap into individual students’ preferential or privileged learning modes, styles, and motivations recovers the at-risk students while catering for the gifted ones using a hierarchy of activities that should leave no one behind.
2.Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Levels (DOKs). In classifying its content, Alef draws heavily into Webb’s DOKs, whereby a student’s level of understanding of a particular topic is divided into three Depths of Knowledge (DOKs) levels. This involves differentiating learners as a function of which levels of cognition they are capable of achieving, and the object of learning in terms of the cognitive levels at which it can be tackled.
3.Bloom’s Taxonomy: In the process of countering traditional, memorization-heavy and reproduction-based methods of instruction, Alef seeks to foster a learning environment which goes beyond ability to reproduce knowledge to one where learners can dissect a question and analyze it, reconstruct the pieces back together, evaluate the effort, and author new, improved products based on this learning trajectory.