Use of projects as a teaching tool is gaining traction around the world and is creating a revolution in how children learn. Brain research and metacognitive research supports PBL as a powerful pedagogy to enable deep learning.
Doing PBL with integrity is a complex process. Often, children are engaged in projects at a recall level which does not involve creating, problem-solving or critical analysis.
Learning is messy, it involves trial and error, it takes many paths and is unique to each learner. When one looks at the skills needed to thrive today, tomorrow and even beyond that, the learning methodology needs to match the demands of the real world.