Researchers in the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) at Tufts University have established an initiative called Novel Engineering, in which engineering challenges are plucked from the plots of assigned books.
Microsoft and the nonprofit group Code.org have released a computer-coding tutorialbuilt around Minecraft. The 14-level tutorial was created for the third annual Hour of Code, which will take place this year during the week of December 7–13.
Inquiry maths is a model of teaching that encourages students, aged 11 to 16, to regulate their own activity while exploring a mathematical statement (called a prompt). Inquiries can involve a class on diverse paths of exploration or in listening to a teacher’s exposition. In inquiry maths, students take responsibility for directing the lesson, with the teacher acting as the arbiter of legitimate mathematical activity.