Since evolution to now, human beings have evolved by spending 99.9% of their time close to nature. Our inspirations and rudimentary technological adaptation have been in concurrence with nature. Intentionally being in nature promotes Attention Restoration among other beneficial factors, where the brain’s ability to absorb relevant information significantly increases while simultaneously getting relaxed. In the last two centuries, there has been a severe imbalance in our connection with nature. It is essential and imperative that we reconnect with nature to develop the Hybrid Mind.
When learning occurs, there needs to be an effective mechanism to optimally display the learning process. Project-based learning is that answer as it shows the experiential journey of learning and what outcomes one can derive from it. It essentially forms a litmus test to understand the relationship between interest and effort as an individual or a group.
The skill of problem-solving is as essential as it gets. The ability to problem solve as a group enables its members to explore their leadership style and constructively work on areas of improvement. Problem Based Learning creates an environment that significantly improves group dynamics and moves closer to self-actualization.
One can learn all about the theory, history, and significance of any place by being in a classroom but will honestly never know if the place hasn’t been explored experientially. In the method of learning funnel, the filtration process cannot proceed because it is necessary to be experientially immersive to create any sort of real impact. Such is the importance of Place-Based Learning, where participants intentionally immerse themselves in the local culture to gain maximum learning outcome.
Inquiry-Based learning involves posing thought-provoking questions, allowing students to develop their hypotheses, and engaging in hands-on activities to seek answers. It promotes a more profound understanding, independent learning, and applying knowledge in real-world contexts by encouraging curiosity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. It empowers students to drive their learning process, fostering a sense of ownership and curiosity, leading to meaningful and lasting learning outcomes.