Challenge Based Learning

Year 5 CLP - Term 2, 2012

In Year 5 CLP (Collaborative Learning Project), we are looking at the big idea of sustainability, in particular, energy. We are adapting the Challenge Based Learning model for our context.

Big Idea
Sustainability - Energy

Essential Question
What is the impact of our energy use.

Reduce the use of fossil fuels at MLC Junior School.

Students will work in groups of 3 or 4 to solve one of four specific challenges:
  1. Laptops
  2. Paper
  3. Air Conditioning
  4. Lights

Groups will come up with their own guiding questions, activities and resources that will help to solve their challenge. They will then propose an appropriate, attainable solution and reflect on the process of Challenge Based Learning. Students will be assessed throughout the process.


Carol Campbell (Junior School Librarian) and Kim Poy (Year 5 Teacher)