Driving Questions


A good driving question makes a project intriguing, complex, and problematic; it requires multiple activities and the synthesis of different types of information before it can be answered.The driving question brings coherence to disparate project activities and serves as the point of focus while promoting student interest.Driving questions are provocative; they must sustain studentsí interest during the project and challenge students to go beyond superficialities.The engage students in higher-level thinking and require them to integrate, synthesize, and critically evaluate information.They often arise from real-world dilemmas students find interesting.All PBL units on the Teach 21 site are designed around Driving Questions, http://wvde.state.wv.us/instruction/documents/Project_Template_revised.doc.