INCORPORATING CHALLENGES IN YOUR LEARNING
Challenge Based Development (CBD) is a method to develop students' competencies through various challenges that progressively increase until the learning outcomes are achieved.
There are a variety of methodologies to impart learning, which includes playing games, telling stories, conducting a lecture, etc. CBD allows learners to take on activities that are deliberately targeted at a particular skill level and calibrated accordingly based on the learning capability and progress of each individual.
To illustrate, some obstacles are made easier for certain learners to give them the confidence to succeed and the motivation to attempt the next challenge. These adjustments prevent learners from giving up due to their perceptions of the difficulties and prepare them to take on problem-solving in the real world.
#1 Each challenge is specific to attain a desired learning outcome. There is a distinct ‘start’ and ‘end’ for each activity that is defined with a SMART goal and metric to be achieved.
This allows the learner to prepare for the challenge while enabling the instructor to gauge their competency.