Broad-based learning takes a holistic approach to learning. It involves blending the curriculum into a whole learning experience.
Essentially the approach is more about learning with the emphasis on experimentation and experience using the body of knowledge in question as the foundation. Shared tasks and team-based solutions are encouraged, learners stretch themselves to prove what works, rather than be told or given a formula.
The clear advantage is that it involves skills development and real education that becomes part of the learner rather than a body of knowledge that may or may not “stick”.
The dimensions of broad-based learning:
- Problem solving
- Lifelong learning
- Improved interaction skills
- Improved self-expression