Build projects offer real opportunities for teaching and learning. The chance to exercise a ‘hands-on’ approach to problem solving, challenges participants to think and work in a holistic manner, utilising a broad range of intellectual and physical skills.
The question remains…..what makes a good build project?
Studies comparing learning outcomes for students taught via project-based learning versus traditional instruction show that when implemented well, PBL increases long-term retention of content, helps students perform as well as or better than traditional learners in high-stakes tests, improves problem-solving and collaboration skills, and improves students' attitudes towards learning
-Strobel & van Barneveld, 2009; Walker & Leary, 2009