Design Challenge Learning is a dynamic way for learners to become creative problem-solvers. It's the center of what we do at The Tech Interactive!
Design challenges use real-world problems so that learners are invested in the outcome. It's iterative, which means learners are trained that failure is okay, and working to overcome it is where growth happens. It's also collaborative, which is key to future success.
Challenges fall into two categories:
- Build-based, in which the solution is a physical device or structure. We emphasize everyday, recycled materials to increase accessibility for all learners.
- Systems-based, where students grapple with a real-world problem that is part of a complex system. They examine the intricate parts of that problem as they design potential solutions.
These challenges are ideal for making content relevant through a student-centered approach. Design challenges can be made more simple or complex to meet the needs of all learners.