Project-based learning orientation session for the parents of Grades I was conducted on 6th August, 2022. Project-based learning (PBL) is a teaching method where inquiry questions based on NCERT topics are used as the vehicle to promote the learning of concepts as opposed to direct presentation of the definitions and facts. Along with the course content, PBL promotes 21st-century skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, collaboration and communication. Rather than conventional learning, the need and importance of PBL was reinforced.’ Why PBL?’ for Grade I, the 6 Cs – the attributes of a PBL learner, the need for PBL and the emphasis on a student-centric classroom were the key takeaways from the session.
The orientation was followed by an ‘All subject presentation’. This presentation covered various topics from all the subjects of Grade I. It was a parent-child activity where parents were the instructors and the children performed the activities. It was a special session as it was captivating, informative and gave an understanding to the parent of their child in a classroom setting. The children were enthusiastic and overjoyed on their very first presentation of the academic year!