The Challenge Based Learning Framework is divided into three interconnected phases: Engage, Investigate and Act. Each phase includes activities that prepare you to move to the next phase. Supporting the entire process is an ongoing process of documentation, reflection and sharing.

Challenge Based Learning Cycle

Engage – Through essential questioning learners move from an abstract big idea to a concrete and actionable challenge.

Investigate – The learners plan and participate in a journey that builds the foundation for solutions and addresses academic requirements.

Act – Evidence based solutions are developed, implemented with an authentic audience and then evaluated based on the results.

Document, Reflect and Share – Throughout the challenge, learners document the experience using audio, video, and photography. This ongoing collection of content provides the resources for reflection, informative assessment and evidence of learning.

2012 Geneva Challenge Based Learning Project