It was a graduate course called "Technology-Assisted Project Based Learning" where I learned this phrase - the Driving Question. But should a driving question exclusively belong to Project-Based Learning or should it be embedded into any kind of learning? And, if yes, perhaps there are even more components that can be "borrowed" as well?
Let's review Project-Based Learning first.
Question 1: Define Project-Based Learning
Answer: The key words for PBL are: innovative, intrinsic motivation, higher-order thinking, authentic learning, 21st century skills, problem solving, engagement, collaboration, effective communication, students' inquiry, student-driven, and teacher-facilitated. Music to teachers' ears! Describing briefly, PBL is an innovative approach to learning which allows students to identify a concept of interest, conduct the research, and critically analyze the findings. Thus, learning becomes student-driven, as opposed to teacher-driven, which, in turn, increases the level of students' motivation and engagement. Last but not least, PBL is not a "supplementary activity" to support learning; it is the curriculum concept taught through a project (Bell, 2010.)...