Inquiry based learning
|Good projects are based on inquiry-based learning that is guided by the teacher. The Driving Question is central to the inquiry process and must come before deciding on project activities. The natural outcome is a project that is driven by the question or problem statement.|
A good Driving Question makes a project intriguing, complex, and problematic. Although standard classroom assignments, like story problems and essays, pose questions that students must answer, a Driving Question requires multiple activities and the synthesis of different types of information before it can be answered.
|Coherence||It brings coherence to disparate project activities and serves as a "lighthouse" that promotes student interest and directs students toward the project's goals and objectives.|
|Authenticity||Also, the Driving Questions should address authentic concerns. For example, when creating the Driving Question it is useful to ask yourself: "Where is the content I am trying to teach used in the real world?" Although it is usually easier to focus students' attention on a single question, some topics will require multiple Driving Questions.|
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