How Project-based Learning Helps Kids Solve Real-world Problems

How Project-based Learning Helps Kids Solve Real-world Problems


Gone are the days when teaching was only confined to chalk and board and learning revolved around books. Today’s schools have adapted the project-based learning method and progressively so, the students have time and again proven this to be the better and more efficient method of learning.

In the project-based learning method, the focus of learning has shifted from rote learning and mugging up, to practically learning in the form of demonstration, project-making, assignments and the like. Project-based learning emphasises on open-ended questions, problems of research and highlights on discovering solutions for the same. Project-based learning has an inquisitive approach and uses 21st Century skills.

The traditional learning methods do not venture beyond the boundaries of academic confines. The CBSE board also encourages project – based method of learning as it links students to the real world by bracing them with critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. It focuses on an essential central problem and works toward a meaningful, resourceful outcome.

How Project-based Learning Helps Students

Neither the students nor the parents have benefitted the traditional methods of rote learning. Undoubtedly, the method of project-based learning improves life-skills such as team work, assertiveness, public speaking during a presentation and critical analysis of a concept/situational circumstances. Through this, the students feel inquisitive and also experience a boost in their confidence levels and build a healthy self-image.

This also contributes to building a social-network among the students and exposes them to different cultures, thereby making them more aware, and politically individuals. Apart from this, the thinking patterns of the students are changed for the better. Since project-based learning demands a solution from the students, it encourages the students to think critically and analytically, thereby developing their cognitive abilities.

By thinking out of the box, the students develop creative patterns of problem solving, which are strong signs of entrepreneurship.

Since the project-based learning method projects open-ended questions, the students are free to express their opinions and solutions through different mediums; charts, songs, plays, essays and other creative channels. This way, the students grow up to be more expressive, assertive and learn how to represent themselves.

Apart from gearing up students to counter real life problems and challenges, it makes the entire process of learning all the more fun by means of DIY projects (Do it yourself) and self-learning. NPS Varthur strongly advocates project-based learning as it undeniably equips and enables students for the world after academics. NPS Varthur, Bangalore has amenities like the Languages lab, Math lab, Kitchen and Science lab, Robotic lab, Think lab, Chemistry lab, Physics lab, Biology lab. Apart from these, NPS Varthur also houses a Dance room, Music room , Art room and a Clay room. This gives opportunities for students to do and learn, by demanding the students to think, analyse, understand and learn.