Saturday, April 18, 2009
Challenge Based Learning
Challenged Based Learning
The New Media Consortium has recently published a report on "Challenge Based Learning". The video above, created by the talented Alas Media folks, steps you through the process of C.B.L. It reminds me of Jeff Wilhelm's inquiry model as it uses terms like "Big Ideas" and "Critical/Essential Questions."
The difference, at least from my way of looking at it, is that technology is integrated throughout the process from the social networking idea to accessing the technology 24/7.
I'd like to learn more about how their C.B.L. methods teach the process of transforming traditional curriculum into an inquiry based one. Jeff Wilhelm does a fine job of explaining the process of transformation beginning on page 43 of his book "Engaging Readers and Writers With Inquiry."
You can learn more about Apple's involvement in Challenge Based Learning here. Or for a more in-depth discussion from the pilot project writers and participants you can listen to Katie and Michelle's Always On Podcast - Episode 4.