Progressive Online Learning vs Traditional online and offline learning
Vega Schools, Gurgaon
The COVID-19 situation has created a massive stir in the education system. Within no time, the entire teaching and learning process was shifted to an online platform to ensure that the continuity of learning doesn't stop.
The new-age virtual education system can be conducted using outdated traditional modes of education, or they can be conducted by applying experiential and PBL (problem-based learning) approaches. The newer approaches are far more engaging for young learners. In online learning, engagement is everything. The more learners are engaged, the more attentive they will be. The higher the attention, the more the retention.
Vega Schools was ranked by Education world (2020-21) as one of the Best Schools in Gurgaon, as we efficiently adapted virtual teaching by bringing a variety of new-age teaching methods, e-books, high-quality online platforms for communication, and assessment, and multiple teaching strategies.
In this article, we will try to understand the difference between traditional vs progressive methods of teaching.
Traditional learning can take place either online or offline (in a physical classroom). Traditional learning often involves fixed learning plans, excessive focus on worksheets. The teacher does most of the talking and the emphasis is on children learning content to recall in a test or assessment.
Both types of this learning have their own sets of pros and cons, and we will analyze them wisely here.
Traditional learning is Teacher-Oriented whereas Progressive learning is student-centered: As we all are familiar with the traditional model, where a teacher stands right in front of a group of students teaching the same techniques to all. Whether all the learners can retain the content or not, we are unable to figure that out. As we know, different learners learn differently, this traditional mode of teaching becomes ineffective. Whereas in the online mode of progressive learning, different students can receive different types of the same content at the same time through a variety of shared devices which helps them retain information in a far better manner.