Project-based learning (PBL) is a long-proven, effective educational approach well-aligned with the needs of 21st century learners. PBL’s emphasis is on collaborative, experiential learning in the development of a challenging project meeting assigned criteria. Educational theorists and employers agree that among the most important skills of 21st century workers will require
critical-thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity, which are often referred to as the four Cs. ACP utilizes and promotes PBL
educational theory in all of its featured projects because of its proven effects and pertinence to current employment realities.