Analyzing Effectiveness of Active Learning Through Project Based Learning Approach In University Level ICT Courses
Active Learning (AL) is a process where students engage in activities that promote higher learning order skills and is poised to replace traditional way of teaching and learning. AL differs from traditional learning method where a student passively receives information from the instructor, does his/her homework or lab works whereas in active learning, the engagement of learners in the learning process is of central focus.
Project Based Learning (PBL) is a practical teaching methodology in which teaching is focused around activities that help students gain practical knowledge together with other learners while creating and testing an industry related or close to industry related project. In engineering context, a project can basically be defined as a work, generally closer to the professional world that will take a specific time scale for its completion and are more directed to application of the gained knowledge. The need for PBL is based on the necessity of learner’s engagement in the pedagogy process. As PBL is learner centric approach, learners are collaboratively involved in planning, designing, implementing and testing the project in real life situations due to which they create their own knowledge rather than depending on knowledge imposed to them.
The project is funded by University Grants Commission Nepal(UGC Nepal).