Students learn better if there is an overarching theme that they can observe, question and interact with.
Students are far more interested in real learning environments than ones that are abstract, artificial or contrived.
Students can construct their own knowledge more easily if it’s based on their life experience.
Real projects present unstaged and unexpected situations that promote critical thinking .
Teachers cannot provide experiences without limits the way projects do.
Projects stimulate multiple intelligences .
Websites Case Method http://www.educ.sfu.ca/case/cases/gen_sci.html http://ublib.buffalo.edu/libraries/projects/cases/teaching/novel.html George Lucas Educational Foundation Project Based Learning http://www.edutopia.org/php/keyword.php?id=037 Citizen Science http://dev.stewardshipcanada.ca/communities/citizenScience/home/csnIndex.asp?lang=en