There is currently a growing interest in problem based learning as an additional method of helping children learn. Problem based learning is a type of instruction where students work together to solve real-world problems in their schools and communities.
Successful problem-solving often requires students to draw on lessons from several disciplines and apply them in a very practical way.
Problem Based Learning: Tips and Project Ideas can be found on the Education World website and offers a number of suggestions and project ideas to try out. I particularly enjoyed reading The Toy Project – a project which I can imagine many primary classes being interested in. The image below details some of the projects covered on this useful website: