Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a student-centered approach to education whereby students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems. Students learn about a subject by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, challenge, or problem.
PBL is a style of inquiry-based learning that puts the student's interest as the starting point for knowledge acquisition. The benefits of PBL include a greater depth of understanding of concepts, broader knowledge base, improved communication and interpersonal/social skills, enhanced leadership skills, increased creativity, and improved writing skills.
"I believe that the school must represent present life – life as real and vital to the child as that which he carries on in the home, in the neighborhood, or on the playground."
—John Dewey, American Philosopher and Educational Reformer