Project-Based Learning And How It Helps Children Solve Real-World Challenges

Oct. 12, 2023, 1:30 p.m.

Project-based learning is an innovative and dynamic learning approach that has gained popularity in recent years,which is centered around real-world challenges and hands-on projects that allow students to apply what they have learned to real-world scenarios.

In the project-based learning method, the focus of learning lies in practical learning unlike the traditional learning approach that focuses on rote learning and mugging up. Project-based learning emphasises on open-ended questions and focuses on discovering solutions to real world problems.

What are the benefits of Project-Based learning?

1. Students ought to enhance their Life Skills such as expressing their views in front of an audience, making a presentation and critical analysis of a given scenerio. Through this method, children gain confidence and it in turn helps boost their morale.

2. Project Based Learning helps in Cognitive development of learners. Students learn to analyse, compare and debate on various topics to understand different perspectives.

3. Project Based Learning encourages creativity. Students can choose many ways to depict their understanding of a subject- they may write a song, enact a play, make charts, write essays, make Advertisements or create simulations, based on their interest.

4. Real world projects make learning enjoyable. Students get a break from the one-way communication of the teacher in class as they express themselves through their projects.

5. It encourages Self- Learning. Children carry out their research and try to get more information on the topics for the purpose of the project.

Project-Based Learning is not only a class activity but also impacts several areas of a child’s personality even outside the classroom. This learning method provides opportunities for authentic assessment, helps close achievement gaps among learners, and provides them with a relevant and meaningful learning experience that they are likely to remember for the rest of their lives.

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