project and inquiry based learning
Tools toward reforming educational systems.
Introductions to Project Based Learning
Wikipedia definition of project based learning:
Less than four minute video explaining project based learning from Buck Institute for Education.
Project Based Learning Resources
Buck Institute for Education
Offers resources and programs for teachers, administrators, and districts.
"Educating the Next Steve Jobs: How Can Schools Teach Students to Be More Innovative? Offer Hands-On Classes and Don't Penalize Failure"
by Tony Wagner, The Wall Street Journal
Example of project based learning programs for college students through the use of automobile competitions.
Project Based Learning: Checklists to Support Project Based Learning and Evaluation
If you are required to produce "proof of students' learning" these checklists can help you do just that.
Wikipedia page dedicated to the history, definitions, and styles of project management.