Project based learning – Why and How?

“I hear and I forget.
I see and I remember.
I do and I understand.” – Confucius

Why is it important to “do”? Aren’t facts and figures enough to take a concept home? It seems logical, but in reality, it is seldom the case.
Theory is important. It teaches us the basics. But for any of us, the best way to learn is by doing. And it is true for any kind of learning. For example, we can talk about the properties of fire and explain the intensity of its heat, but for us to really understand it, we will need to light a fire and stand next to it.

So it is with children. In fact, it is all the more important for children because the best way they learn is through their tactile senses. Logic and reasoning comes much later.
At The Wonder Years Preschools, we have been imparting Project based education for the last 7 years. Our KG children have to submit a project based on their Theme every week. The project is prepared at home by the children, with minimal assistance from parents,. They learn about it when they prepare the project and then come to class and present the project in front of the class.

Consider a project like “Uses of parts of face”. While they do this, they are developing in multitude ways, They prepare the project with their little hands (Fine and gross motor skills, Hand eye coordination, Spacial recognition, Logical reasoning etc), then they learn the project and as much information associated with it (cognitive development, associative and relative data management etc), then they come to school and present the project to the class (presentation skills, language development, confidence building, overcoming stage fear etc)


As you can see, there is so much that they can develop from a small little project. The more practical ways they learn, the better it is for children.

Blog by
George Mathew (Mob: 9020680385)
Founder & CEO | The Wonder Years Primary Schools (

British Council International School Award.

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