Challenge Based Learning Can Teach Students About Disaster Relief

Hurricane Sandy is wreaking havoc for much of the east coast of the United States, and while the brunt of the storm hasn’t hit yet, we already know there will be a lot of damage. Rebuilding after a storm or other natural disaster is never easy, especially for those who are rebuilding from the ground up.

So what does post-storm rebuilding have to do with education? Challenge Based Learning is a pedagogical model that is gaining popularity among educators, and we couldn’t help but share this video that shows how teachers and students in Australia have used challenge based learning in their classrooms to learn about natural disasters and help communities rebuild. Whether you’re in the path of hurricane Sandy or not, it provides some interesting ideas on both Challenge Based Learning and how to get your students interested in learning about natural disasters and working to help other communities.

Video Source: NMC