Problem Based Learning
At Christ the King we have innovated on our Inquiry Learning Model and transitioned to a Problem-based Learning (PBL) process. This student centred, constructivist approach begins with presenting students with a provocation challenging them to consider the perspective of others, identify the problem and design a plausible solution. This learning model is underpinned by deep thinking and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) mind and skill sets.
Begin with a Provocation
Spark Deep Thinking
Students are presented with a provocation that is intended to provoke thoughts, ideas, and actions. These provocations can take many forms; a short film, an image, statement or question. Students are supported to question the provocation and wonder.
Step 2: Define
Step 3: Ideate
Step 4: Prototype
Producing & Creating your Solution
This is where students begin to bring their idea to life by designing a model or testing your theory. Prototypes can take many forms, however they are all tangible - meaning they can be seen, experienced or touched in real life. Chances are, the students first prototype won’t be perfect...this is okay - remember this is a design cycle!
Step 5: Test
Evaluate & Utilise Feedback