The ML-PBL project is featured in the most recent issue of MSU Today, Michigan State's magazine. Dr. Joseph Kracjik and Dr. Barbara Schneider are featured in an article about their work on two projects focused on bringing science alive for students through Project-Based Learning (PBL).
PBL engages students in authentic long-term investigations of complex phenomena through engaging questions or challenges. Rather than giving students information, teachers encourage students to reach their own understanding of how things in the world work by posing driving questions. Queries like, "How can I design a vehicle that is safer for a passenger during a collision?" or "Why do I feel colder at the pool when I'm wet than when I'm dry?" inspire creative and critical thinking skills applied to real-life situations students are familiar with.
The article "Creating Wonder: Revolutionizing the way science is taught" can be viewed in the most recent issue of MSU Today.