Project-based learning continues to be misinterpreted as a single teaching strategy rather than as a set of design principles that allow us to introduce the philosophy of inquiry into education in an intelligent and grounded way. It’s time to not only address the flaws in PBL, but to reinvent it in a way that leads to deeper learning, creative inquiry, and a better fit with a collaborative world in which doing and knowing are one thing.
With the help of technology, students in a growing number of classrooms are collaborating with their peers--both in their own schools and around the world--to solve problems and complete projects. Here are some examples.
I confess I am very worried on this issue, as it's key to good quality learning. Focusing just on content in our classes, you may find that your students lack the skills to select and extract good content from different sources. To avoid this, a textbook is a temptation, but many of them tend to be too simple as a relevant source of information and using them students cannot gain researching skills. Only option to solve this is to focus closely on the process and give clues. Two good examples here for classroom use.