CHALLENGE SOLVING CYCLE
At the ECIU University learners, teachers, researchers, representatives of businesses and public organisations - join forces across a variety of disciplines to solve real-life problems.
The challenges are provided by a city, region or business stakeholder of the ECIU University. Then each member university selects several challenges from their region, city or community and invites learners and students to explore the challenges and register for joining the challenge-solving team.
The ECIU University’s challenge-based learning approach follows a specific structure consisting of three main steps: engage, investigate and act.Explore and join the challenges!
Engagement: The basis for motivation is to be working on a ‘Big Idea’. This might be anything within a social, economic, or environmental theme such as health or public transportation. All the participants, teachers, students and external partners make sure that they agree on the final challenge to work on.
Investigation: All the team need to ensure that they all understand the challenge and can contribute towards solving it with their knowledge and skills.
Action: partners can use their shared knowledge to design and prototype new solutions. The implementation of the prototype and the evaluation are steps in the action part.