Even before COVID-19, many students were choosing to trade in brick and mortar school models for online learning environments.
Some chose remote learning, while others opted for more interactive online educational approaches to homeschooling.
“Traditional schooling wasn’t working out,” says Nicholas, a Valenture student, when asked why he joined our school.
Why Is Homeschooling Considered Better Than Traditional Schooling?
Traditional schooling practices have failed to cater to the needs of students individually. Studying in an environment where kids with different calibers are being taught likewise is what is found to be majorly problematic. Some kids learn fast while some need more time or explanation to grasp the concepts and homeschooling enables the instructors to choose the teaching methods that suit their students’ needs.
What Are the Factors That Have Made Homeschooling a Better Option to Go For?
Valenture’s Dean of Business, Gareth Pinches says that education hasn’t changed in the last 15 years that he’s been teaching. He agrees with the quote by Jo Ho Lee, the Commissioner with the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, that reads:
“We have to look back almost two centuries to find the root causes of today’s global learning crisis. The current classroom and schooling model, where teachers deliver uniform and standardized content through lectures for students with little space to adjust to student's potential and needs, appears not much different from the mass production systems of the first Industrial Revolution era in the late 18th century”.
The traditional learning institutes have become more like industries that are manufacturing robots, to make them fit the social standards of the world. Irrespective of the child’s level of interests, they are being conditioned to be geeks that can get along with an industrialized world. There is no room for creativity and children are not given a chance to explore their true potentials and that is what leads them to failure in their professional lives.
On the contrary, homeschooling enables kids to acquire knowledge in a way that they find more convenient and effective. The better student-teacher relationship makes it easy for kids to vocalize their concerns and ambiguities they have regarding the curriculum, which in turn improves their academic progress. Traditional schooling often fails to instill moral or social values in kids because they are too busy focusing on academics. However, homeschooling can help in inculcating better social and moral values in your kids.
Why You Must Adopt Homeschooling Trends for Good?
The ease of customisation and ample room for flexibility in curriculum and teaching method is what makes us prioritize homeschooling over traditional ones. Everything can be tailored to the needs of the child to make the learning process more effective. The areas of study at which a child is weak can be focused more and the teacher can make it easier by adding other helping material e.g. audio-visual aids. This makes the learning process more interesting for the kid and they will not take it as a burden rather it will ignite their curiosity and will urge them to gain more knowledge.
Likewise, Valenture allows students to have a real-world impact as students are taught that learning is about way more than just knowing the facts.
“I am thrilled to be part of a team that values the unique affordances of digital technologies and their application to bring about a truly transformative pedagogical approach for the next generation of disruptors and changemakers,” says Amy Johnson, Chief Academic Officer at Valenture.
How to Excel in Homeschooling and Get High Grades?
The better the quality of education, the better will be grades of kids. Homeschooled kids are better learners because their learning environment is healthy. They don’t have any fear of judgments or don’t have any competitors around. The healthier environment ensures better mental health and makes their learning process more effective. All these factors that make homeschooling a better option for kids contribute to their high grades.
How Has the Pandemic Transformed the Education System in the Long Run?
All industries have been forced to undergo drastic changes because of COVID-19. And this was almost the push the educational model needed to be catapulted into a space of change, where it, arguably, evolved into a superior model formerly known (and accepted) by students and parents. It disrupted mainstream, linear thinking around educational investment and made it clear to more students and parents that we need to invest in the future that not only produces smart kids but smart kids that know how to solve problems.
Even before lockdown, our students experienced an approach to learning which helps them excel academically and socially, but that also equips them with the life skills and courage to drive social change for a sustainable future.
Towards a future of impactful learning.