In my interactions with parents, I (Sandy Hooda, Co-Founder — VEGA SCHOOLS) often find they do not yet know about the power of PBL, or problem-based learning. Parents and sometimes even educators view PBL with curiosity, however, the reality is that PBL is the optimal educational pedagogy for the 21st century, and is changing education the world.
Introduced nearly half-a-century ago, PBL is a teaching strategy that prepares learners for the challenges of real life. It’s a research-oriented learning process, where children are in the driver’s seat, they are at the center of learning. They don’t just follow instructions from an adult in a classroom setting. Instead, children ask questions, discover answers, solve problems and tackle real challenges being faced by their community and the larger society.
Learners solve problems by imagining, investigating, evaluating, designing, inventing, collaborating, and communicating. With the world advancing at a rapid pace into the 21st century, PBL is by far the most effective teaching method for future-thinking learners.
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