Problem-Based Learning — Why and How it makes the Biggest Impact on your Child’s Development?

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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Sandy Hooda

Sandy Hooda

Sandy Hooda is a first generation entrepreneur with an outstanding track record in technology and hospitality ventures. He realised through personal experience that his school education not only undermined his love of learning, but also played an insignificant role in him becoming successful in life. To better understand whether anyone had solved this education puzzle, he spent three years traveling around the world identifying the most progressive schools and galvanising the superstar education leaders behind these schools in order to create Vega Schools. His life mission is to revolutionise education based on research on ‘why’ and ‘how’ we learn so there is perfect harmony between school education, love of learning, and success in life.

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