Since I haven't seen a dedicated discussion around project-based learning pedagogy, I thought I'd start this. I often see people say they are doing project-based learning, but really they are simply doing amateur projects without feedback loops, modeling or best practice process. I also hear many PBL misconceptions from traditional teachers who oversimplify the approach and assume we through the baby out with the bath water.
Full disclosure here... I work with holistic PBL schools and am looking to share the good news of Project Foundry
(a pbl management tool) with others. That being said, I am a former practitioner passionate about project-based learning because it engages students while teaching the relevant skills needed for the knowledge economy.
I've attached a document we use to discuss the elements of dynamic learning environments, which I hope is helpful and stimulates further discussion.
Also, I encourage all to visit our PBL survey at: http://www.pblhq.com/pblsurvey