Today’s enthusiasm for project-based learning (PBL) fits into the paradigm-shifting category, helpfully emphasizing that we learn best by doing. As a complete educational philosophy or strategy, however, it falls short on many fronts.
Wow, I don’t think the author understands what Project Based Learning is. I mean, I find very little I agree with in the whole article. PBL does access knowledge, it’s not necessarily group work, and it allows students to move at their pace.
I almost didn’t want to share the article, but I think it exemplifies the wrong approach to PBL. The article gives proponents of PBL a starting point to rebuke the negatives expressed.