Today, I am discussing an element of project-based learning that is often overlooked – how to craft a compelling driving question.
I break down the differences between essential and driving questions, I give examples of each, and a checklist or the standard of what is needed. When you are creating a driving question, I recommend a minimum of 5 iterations to encompass the criteria for that driving question.
The criteria for a compelling driving question:
– It’s engaging to students
– Allows for open ended responses
– Opens a range of responses
– Rooted in a specific context-can’t be too broad
– Clear language & phrasing for the students
– Centers justice
– Aligned to learning goals
I hope you will learn some interesting things from this discussion.
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