Why Conceptual Learning is Vital to Holistic Growth

Conceptual Learning paired with adequate Project Based Learning significantly contributes to the holistic growth of a learner.


I am certain that a lot of parents may be wondering why Project Based Learning (PBL) is needed for my child? What is wrong with the traditional ways of doing things? To address that, we need to come to terms with the reality that the globe is changing at a rapid speed. We no longer know what jobs we are training our children for. As such, our methods and means cannot afford to remain lethargic and old-school. This is where project-based learning and a conceptual approach to knowledge acquisition comes into play. At its core, project-based learning is a learner-centered pedagogy that involves a dynamic classroom approach in which it is believed that students acquire a deeper knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems. Let us peek into it further.

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Global Perspective:

Education today needs to equip learners with more than just the basic skills that will ensure employability. Tomorrow’s hyper-connected world will demand a global perspective. This can be facilitated through PBL. In fact, there is promising precedent for the same. A research article in Medical Education Online indicates that when project-based learning was applied for medical students, there was a marked increase in their empathy. In this manner, such an approach is deeply rewarding for holistic growth.

Need for PBL:

As a product of the more traditional educational system, I have had first-hand experience of the massive leap from a traditional learning environment to an integrated University level education. Essentially, knowledge today is dynamically evolving to suit the need for real-life applicability. By empowering learners at an early age to embrace concept and project-based learning, we can ensure that they go beyond abstract ideas and understanding of the topics at hand.

The Neobael Way:

At Neobael, our project based learning plans keep this need for conceptual understanding at the core. Our modules are designed to include open-ended tasks which give learners the freedom to explore and learn. Examples of PBL at Neobael include, for instance, predicting chemical reactions. Here, focus is placed on the conceptual understanding of the Periodic Table as opposed to encyclopedic knowledge alone. Hence, the modules enable the learners to grasp knowledge through deductions and inferences of the properties of other elements based on their position in the periodic table. Thereon, the open-ended task will ensure that your child is able to predict a chemical reaction for themselves.

In this fashion, we at Neobael ensure that your child is enriched with all the 21st century tools that are required to tackle the future, in an increasingly global world. Do book our trial class to get a first-hand taste of our tools.

Aradhana Iyer Vohra
Aradhana Iyer Vohra
Published: 29th Jul 2021

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What is project based learning?

Project Based Learning focuses on teaching through "doing", and is considered an "active learning" approach. It is known to provide learners with a deeper understanding of the material they are studying. This is in contrast to "passive learning" approaches where students are expected to learn simply by watching.