Project-Based Learning – An Effective Way of Teaching

Teaching is always all about designing a better tomorrow. They create, care, and protect good souls with great talents. For better behaving mankind it’s important to encourage both active learning and teaching. What is active learning? The answer to this question can resolve almost every problem regarding the current student community.

A teacher should always respect the diverse talent and way of learning shown by students. Each student is different, so the thankless hours of grading, designing or redesigning courses and preparing materials to enhance the academic capability of a student will be fruitful only if they learn them effectively. Here comes the importance of active learning, one of the best ways adapted for active learning is project-based learning.

What is project-based learning?

Project-based learning is an active way of learning in which the student himself invest time to develop skills and accrue knowledge by working for a while to solve a real, genuine, authentic, complex problem, challenge or a social issue. Always project-based learning demands an enormous amount of time, but this productive time intake will always result in developing a better-skilled student community. They will become capable to face a real-world problem and to find a solution for it. It also helps them to become a skill full and confident enough to demonstrate their knowledge to the audience in the form of a creative product, good presentation or as a social movement. Always project-based learning will develop a lot of skills in students like critical thinking, communication skills, the quest for ideas, creativity, self-confidence to approach a problem, Intelligent listening, knowledge management, technology-rich and collaboration with different levels in society.

Role of Teachers

In project-based learning both individual and group, projects can be assigned to students. Group projects will increase the understanding and productivity among peer groups. Individual projects will depend on the potential of the student himself and he will be the most benefited one too. The role of the teacher in project-based learning will be as follows.

  • • Design a problem/question: Teacher must introduce a genuine, authentic, real-world problem that students can connect.

  • • Assign collaborative working groups: Teacher should assign the working groups, and aware of the capabilities of the group members.

  • • Set the parameters regarding the project: Teacher should decide the parameters regarding the completion of the project, which includes the time allotted for work, the resources pupils can approach etc

  • • Consultation and feedback: Teacher should be updated about the work, teacher’s consultation, feedback, questioning, and redirect if needed will improve the efficiency and impact of the project work.

  • • Final product presentation: The project is originated from the research and planning of the teacher, so the final part i.e., the presentation of the result in front of a massive group is also very important. It must be comprehensive, accurate and sharp. A teacher must take care of it.

• Students must choose their direction of learning

Students Responsibility

In project-based learning, both teachers and students are equal participantsStudents also have some responsibilities like.

  • • Students must choose their direction of learning
  • • They must be completely involved, the results depend upon their observation
  • • They are responsible for the knowledge they gain since it is an autonomous learning process.