Project based learning or problem based learning brings education into the 21st century in primary and secondary schools across Canada. Some are now mandating PBL as part of the core curriculum and the movement is spreading. Teachers are able to get students more engaged in the learning experience through project based learning. This collaborative approach helps students learn together and present their findings to other students and the teacher. By incorporating core learning principles within a project, students learn by doing, and in many cases also gain hands-on experience. Not only are they providing the answers but are also coming up with new and better questions based on their individual and group learning experience.
A recent news article explains more about PBL and where to get project based learning units for Canadian teachers and schools.