Project Based Learning–A great example
The School at Columbia University with a project called Tools for Schools facilitated a great example of what goes into PBL. Forty-four eighth grade students were immersed in the entire design process, from research to ideation to 3D modeling and ultimately launch. Their work was showcased at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF).
Take a look at the project web site and a couple of examples of the process and products created through PBL, creativity, collaboration and real-world learning.