MAKE THE CHALLENGE PART OF YOUR COURSE!
Why is The Challenge a great academic tool?
The Challenge is a great teaching tool that goes in line with the Case Studies method, a powerful student-centered teaching strategy that can impart students with critical thinking, communication, and interpersonal skills. Having students work through complex, ambiguous, real world problems engages students with the course material, encouraging them to “see it from an action perspective, rather than analyze it from a distance.”
Panel discussion as part of the Intel Challenge, June 2018
The finalists and other stakeholders at the final event of the Mercedes-Benz Challenge, February 2018
The finalists with their prizes at the final event of the Intel Challenge, June 2018
Why should you include The Challenge in your curriculum?
It's powerful and interesting, allowing for several assessments of the same situation.
It lacks an obvious or clear-cut right answer, giving the students the opportunity to be innovative.
It bridges the gap between theory and practice and between academia and the workplace.
It's relevant to various disciplines.
It gives students an opportunity to change the world and win prizes.
INCLUDING THE CHALLENGE IS SIMPLE!
So how does it work?
Step One: Present The Challenge to your students
Check out our current Challenge HERE.
Step Twp: Have students submit their ideas to us
They will be asked to present the details of their idea and their class code. To get your code, scroll down for our short lecturer application form.
The Challenge is a competition that works in cycles. During an ongoing cycle, the students must agree to the terms and conditions. Their ideas will be submitted to the company presenting The Challenge to select the finalists.
Your class can still participate in between cycles! Simply follow steps one and two and we will send you the data at the end of your course or upon request. Contact us at BengisC@som.bgu.ac.il.