Tuesday, 12 February 2013

CBL in 5/6

This term the 5/6 classes at Aitken Creek PS are doing CBL.

If you do not know what CBL is have a look at these sites-

CBL at Wonga Park PS

Challenge Based Learning

Challenge Based Learning in our class (Cheuk, ACPS) 

In Term 1 our Big Idea is DEMOCRACY.

The essential question is 'How does democracy have an impact on the way we live?'.

Our challenge is to 'Respond to an issue the you want changed'.

Over the past couple of days we have discussed the importance of asking 'good' questions to guide us in our research.

Here is a video about thick and thin questions that helped us to understand why we need to  ask good research questions.

Take a look at the guiding questions we came up with. We cant wait to start our research and find out more! 

What are you looking forward to most about CBL this term?


  1. Hello Ms.Spink,

    This term for CBL i am most looking forward to get in groups and finish our guiding questions easily and correctly.

    From Can A.C.P.S

  2. Hi Miss Spink,

    This term in CBL I am looking forward to learning more about democracy and the history of Australian government. I think it is going to be a challenge and I am looking forward to it. I am looking forward to working with new people in a group and working all together to find out new and interesting information about Australian government and democracy.

    Thanks Miss Spink,
    From Makeelly 5/6B ACPS

  3. Hi Miss Spink and the rest of 5/6B

    I think this post is a great way for people to find out what CBL is because you have posted the links. I am most looking foward to findingg out who is in my group and what guiding questions I get. When will we find this stuff out.

    Bye, Campbell ACPS

  4. Hi Miss Spink,
    I am looking foward to learning about Democracy because before we started the topic I didn't even know what it meant our what it was about.

    Regards Cody ACPS

  5. Hi Ms Spink

    This year it sounds like im going to learn something new in CBL this term.I really want to find out why we need democracy? and what is democracy?I hope I enjoy CBL this term and im sure I will.


  6. Dear Miss Spink,

    This year CBL has been intresting, learning about the DEMORACY of Australia and all over the world.At the start of this term I was looking forward about presentng my work and information. If there was one thing you would change about CBL this year what would it be?

    Regards Chelsea