Asking Questions Is Central to Project-Based Learning

Trent DeJongInnovationLeave a Comment

20 slides were projected one at a time for fifteen seconds each. I’ve seen students present under such circumstances, but this was new for me. I recently had an opportunity to deliver such a talk to a large crowd before Sir Ken Robinson took the stage at a Learning Revolution event. Because I was there as a representative of the … Read More

Do My Students Ask Essential Questions?

Tim Van SoelenThe CACE RoundtableLeave a Comment

So, what makes a question essential?  We identify essential questions with characteristics such as open-endedness, the question’s ability to call for higher order thinking, whether it raises additional questions, and how it requires support and justification. Essential questions are ones not answerable with finality in a single lesson or a brief sentence – and that is the point. This focus … Read More