Project-based learning- Learn by doing

Project-based learning

Till now we have seen how important is to educate kids about Empathy and the change in the new trend of education from STEM to STEAM education and with this next very important learning methodology is PROJECT-BASED LEARNING.


By actively engaging in the real world, with meaningful and practical applications project-based learning process is an effective way to make kids learn. Where in traditional teaching method lectures by teachers is only with the sole purpose of teaching information so that kids can perform well on standardized exams.

Project Vs Project-based

Well, yes there is a huge difference between the two and it’s important to understand before moving ahead with its importance in life.

PROJECTPROJECT-BASED
1. It is given and mentioned task given by the teacher to be done at home or in the classroom by student or group of students quickly or over the time allotted.1. Based on the process of learning and known as learner-centered design.
2. End project is usually shown to the audience in the school or classroom. 2. End project is shown to the audience outside the school.
3. It is basically pre-planned and clear and mostly about the end-product rather learning process.3. it includes ‘need to knows’ and progress reports and guide from teachers, experts, community members with their inputs.
4. Based on previous projects done.4. Based on ongoing inquiries, iteration, and questions.
5. Requires the bookish knowledge and last year’s project reports or guidance of teachers and parents.5. It requires critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and various forms of communication.
project-based learning

3 C’s of Project-based learning

It is based on 3 C’s in total, and they are

Critical Thinking CollaborationCommunication
For any project to start and develop it’s important to have critical thinking like Cost, Time and way of approach.To take that project ahead it need a team work and collaboration with your peers, teachers, community members.Nevertheless, communication is the key of success in any project and learning process.

Importance of Project-based learning

There are multiple benefits of this process of learning for kids.

1. This provides an opportunity to create original, real-life based, and authentic projects which are meaningful to them.

2. Students have an opportunity to pursue their field of interest and learn from that and the result.

3. Real-life learning gives them confidence and the right way of approach to reach out to fruitful results.

4. To complete the project their creative ideas are always welcome to have the right approach and learn.

5. Better understanding of team work and lessons learned from their failures or doubts.

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21 thoughts on “Project-based learning- Learn by doing

  1. Project baed learning is more hands on. Kids need to think to of the box. Bookish knowledge is okay for initial steps but later they should be able to use their critical thinking and imaginative ability. I really hope that Indian education system should have project learning as its integral part.

  2. Loved the way you explored the difference and outcomes of the learning methodologies. We grew up in traditional schooling way but the future kids do need hands on learning experience aka the project based learning.

  3. Project based learning is the best not only for kids but for adults too. .. because as they say, ‘I hear things, and I forget them. I see things, and I remember them. I do things, and I understand them.’

  4. Thanks for clarifying the difference between project and project-based learning. The latter is definitely a better way to grasp a concept since it involves a more creative approach.

  5. This is such an important topic thanks for sharing this on your post. I agree there is a great need of project based learning as it help kids to use both critical and creative side of their brains.

  6. The concept of 3 C’s of Project-based learning are not only applicable for studies but we actually use them in our corporate life . It’s way better and the results are proof of it .

  7. This is a new form of learning for kids in these times, The only 3Cs I Knew was 3Cs of marketing which is really effective, good to know that such creative ways are used to develop learning methodology

  8. I agree that project based learning surely helps big time in coming to a logical solution. I am surely trying this process myself first and then teach my kiddo as it will benefit him in the long run.

  9. I am glad to have read the details of project-based learning. As a parent, I am a huge crusader of concept based interactive learning, instead of traditional schooling. This seems like a great way of going ahead.

  10. You have demonstrated the difference between project and project based learning so beautifully dear .. Actually project based learning is helpful for kids.

  11. Very interesting facts about project-based learning. You described the difference between doing projects and project-based learning. I feel the same, Kids learn more efficiently by doing things.

  12. This was such an insightful post, one can never stop learning 🙂 I couldn’t agree more that project-based learning help to understand the topic more and should be taught to kids.

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