Can Testers Learn from the Challenge Based Learning Framework?
My neighbour Margit is a teacher in a local school. A couple of days ago, we met in the front yard and chatted about getting started after the summer break, and she told me that she was getting introduced to the concept of challenge based learning. Curious as I am, I had to search for that on the web afterwards to find out more.
As described on www.digitalpromise.org , Challenge Based Learning (CBL) provides an efficient and effective framework for learning while solving real-world challenges. The framework is collaborative and hands-on, asking all participants (students, teachers, families, and community members) to identify big ideas, ask good questions, identify and solve challenges, gain deep subject area knowledge, develop 21st century skills, and share their experience with the world.
The framework is divided into three stages:
- Engage: Identify the big idea and start generating a large variety of essential questions that reflect interest and needs of the community. Eventually, ending up with the definition of a challenge, based on one of the essential questions.
- Investigate: Based on the challenge the learner conducts content and context-based research to create a foundation for a solution. This beginning with identifying a number of guiding questions related to the challenge – things we need to learn in order to find the right solution for the challenge[...]
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