Project-based learning, or PBL, is an alternative teaching method to the traditional classroom setting. PBL involves presenting students with a problem, project, complex question or challenge. The students then attempt to solve the problem through discovery and research. The teacher becomes a mentor rather than handing the solution over.
PBL allows the students to determine what they already know and what they need to know to solve the problem. Communication and problem-solving skills are strengthened using this teaching method. The students also become flexible with processing information, and the method helps them gain the ability to properly manage their time.