In a world where so much knowledge is a two-second search away, many schools are losing interest in models that promote static learning to know. They’re looking to embrace dynamic models that promote learning to do and learning to be.
Project-Based Learning (PBL) allows learners to develop skills by solving meaningful, real-world challenges , i.e. organizing a 5k race to raise money for charity or writing and performing a play on the colonization of Mars.
They hit the nail on the 1st reason, but didn’t mention a really big elephant in the room. Standardized tests do not reflect a lot of the learning that takes place when students work on projects.