Authentic Inquiry as Engineers


Students put their electrical engineering designs to the test and share their findings.

Rich learning happens through authentic inquiry: when learning has meaning beyond the classroom and a single purpose. As part of an opportunity for our students to think like and to become engineers, we explored the ways that engineers mapped out their ideas according to a “standard” – on arriving at consensus, our learners were tasked with designing and prototyping a new light circuit for the exterior of our school building. Risk taking was encouraged and ideas were validated using critical thinking, technology support, and physical prototype construction.