The methods of learning today have undergone significant changes from when formal education first began. While many parents still prefer traditional learning for their children, homeschooling has its own merits and is widely practised in countries like the US, Australia, UK, Japan and Russia. The newest entrant is home-based learning or online learning which has gained popularity in the last 5 years and is currently booming, particularly during this time of the global pandemic.
For parents looking to go beyond a brick-and-mortar school for their children’s education, there are some key factors you need to take note of while doing your research. Let’s take a closer look at how these three pedagogical approaches work.
A traditional education emphasises basic educational practices, skills, facts, morals and behaviour that society deems important for survival, social and material success. The most common and popular method of teaching, traditional education requires students to attend lessons together in a designed classroom. Let’s take a closer look at what traditional learning has to offer:
Traditional learning still remains the most common and most popular method of education practised the world over and is very often a child’s first introduction to a school environment.
‘Home-based Learning’ is a recent development in modern education, which refers to a school-at-home approach that combines the best of both traditional learning and homeschooling. Mostly conducted online, schools and learning institutions provide lesson plans and study material via the Internet. Depending on your child’s school or learning centre, every class will be conducted differently from delivery to assessments to progress reports.
While students are able to interact with their peers in a virtual classroom setting, they lose out on physical interaction. However, many parents are overcoming this by enrolling their children in communal activities like swimming, sports and performing arts classes and accordingly some curriculums even provide credits for the same.
While each teaching practice comes with its own set of merits and demerits, choosing the right school and style of education for your child does require a lot of thought. If you are looking for an effective, engaging and reputed home-based education centre for your child, then head over to Vineyard Academy.
At Vineyard, our focus is not only imparting knowledge but also creating a holistic environment for students to grow into well-rounded and successful citizens of tomorrow. Get in touch with us for more details regarding the benefits of online schools and homeschooling in India.
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