One of the goals of Adventist Education is to nurture thinkers and problem solvers. Problem-based, inquiry learning is a model of instruction that promotes critical thinking by presenting students with interesting and puzzling problems to solve. The problem solving process involves observing, developing, and testing predictions, collecting and organizing data and formulating concepts and explanations.
The model works best when the problem presented promotes genuine inquiry and the materials used provide valuable instruction. It is important for students to experience the discovery of new knowledge; therefore, the problem presented should be based on discoverable ideas.