Project Based Teaching Was the Answer. But What Is the Question?
Project based learning (PBL) has been praised as a teaching method. Lecture based teaching has, on the other hand, been regarded as old fashioned, boring, de-motivating and a waste of time  . “Tell me and I will forget it, show me, and I may remember, involve me and I will understand”, a proverb attributed to Aristotle (394 – 322 BC), has served as a beacon for project based learning.
This paper reflects on different teaching models, on learning motivations and on the questions that need to be asked when deciding which teaching models to use. Do we sometimes abandon good methods for the wrong reasons, or stick to methods that may not be the correct ones?
A learning model is presented and its implications for PBL and lectures are discussed.
A rudimentary example of e-learning tools sheds some light on the potential of lectures.