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Learning By Design™ Cycle

A key feature in the Learning-By-Design Cycle is that the process of designing products complements and is similar to conducting scientific Investigations.

This part of the LBD™ pedagogy works as follows: After students explore the material with which they will design their products (called "Messing About"), they use plans given to them by their teacher to build an initial, poorly working device. They then go back-and-forth between conducting investigations, reporting results to their classmates, and building and testing devices (and reporting results). While alternating between these two cycles, students do signature activities for which LBD™ is noted, including collecting initial ideas via Whiteboarding, giving Gallery Walk, Pin-Up and Session presentations.

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