- Projects. People learn best when they are actively working on meaningful projects – generating new ideas, designing prototypes, refining iteratively.
- Peers. Learning flourishes as a social activity, with people sharing ideas, collaborating on projects, and building on one another’s work.
- Passion. When people work on projects they care about, they work longer and harder, persist in the face of challenges, and learn more in the process.
- Play. Learning involves playful experimentation – trying new things, tinkering with materials, testing boundaries, taking risks, iterating again and again.
My personal ranking of the 4Ps is: 1. Passion 2. Peers 3. Play 4. Projects
This is evident when we want to facilitate a learner-centered environment where students can pursue their own interests and create their own problems to solve.