EVALUATING AND ADAPTING ACTIVITIES

LEVELS OF ACTIVITY OPENESS

LEVEL

PROBLEM

WAYS & MEANS

ANSWERS

O

Given

Given

Given

1

Given

Given

Open

2

Given

Open

Open

3

Open

Open

Open

Who decides the questions the students investigate?

 

Who clecides the procedure to follow to answer the questions?

 

Who decides the response to the questions?

 

Who decides how to communicate this information including data?

 


Adapted from Alan Colburn. "How to make lab activities more open ended." CSTA Journal, Fall 1997, pp. 4-6.


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