Boundaries of Adventure
For a challenge to be a challenge, there needs to be a sense of adventure. When we set boundaries, there must be enough space to explore, get lost, struggle, and feel apprehensive. We also need to be aware of the participant's experience with the boundaries and be...
To understand Essential Questioning, we need to start with a clear sense of the purpose of the Engage phase. The purpose of the Engage phase is to move from a Big Idea to an actionable Challenge. So, in the Engage phase, the questioning process is focused primarily on personal and team interests and needs.
(Our) Based Learning
Do we need personalized, project, problem, maker, STEM, STEAM, technology, challenge, college ready learning? Maybe yes, maybe no, perhaps sometimes, perhaps a little bit of all these . . . The only way we can find out is to take time to understand our goals, our learners, our community. CBL provides a process for this work.
Creating and Learning From Beautiful Data
How can we make the Investigation portion of the Challenge framework more effective? Two TedTalk’s focused on using visuals to simplify complexity provide some clues.
Challenge Based Learning and Development
Challenge Based Development (CBLD) is an emerging software development and learning framework that leverages the innovative Challenge Based Learning (CBL) model to experience and learn all facets of the process while creating meaningful and valuable products.
The Power of “Why”
Taking time to fully and collectively understand the “why” not only builds ownership and increases the chance for a meaningful and sustainable solution, but it sustains us through the hard work of change.
The Importance of “Quality Ignorance”
If we want individuals who can embrace “quality ignorance” and ask good questions we need a learning framework that supports this. The beauty of CBL is that it provides a scaffolding that celebrates the asking of questions and allows for the application of...
Sage on the Stage Or Guide on the Side?
Just because words rhyme and create a catchy phrase does not make them correct. Before they become the basis for decision making and practice they need to be thoroughly unpacked and discussed.
Reflection: Lessons from Coding
Reflection is a key piece of the CBL framework because it allows the learner to think deeply about the process and become aware of how they make decisions and learn.