Today marks the end of a phenomenal 2-day workshop at Wesleyan University on Project-Based (and Passion-Based) Statistics. As my live-tweeting below makes clear, Lisa Dierker and the folks at Wesleyan's Quantitative Analysis Center are doing revolutionary work in statistical education, with particular appeal for those of us in the Social Sciences. Their current work reflects Phase 1 of an NSF grant. I wish them the best of luck as they prepare a grant proposal for Phase 2.
I encourage anyone interested in their exciting pedagogical methods to check them out: http://www.wesleyan.edu/qac/curriculum/