Non-traditional education, unprecedented times | BusinessWorld

Progressive, non-traditional schools emphasize experiential learning and holistic development, with the approach varying on the institution’s philosophy. 

By Mariel Alison L. Aguinaldo

Progressive, non-traditional education for children is becoming more attractive to parents amid COVID-19, said George Carey, founder and chief executive officer of The Family Room Strategic Consulting Group, a research and brand strategy consultancy firm. 

According to firm’s Passion Points Study, a quarterly consumer survey across 14 markets, parents believe that life skills such as determination, confidence, and creativity are better predictors of their children’s success over excellence in academic fields like math and science.

The latter is often the focus of traditional schools, wherein students are lectured in classroom settings and assessed by their knowledge of academic subjects. Some members of the academe have criticized this “one-size-fits-all” approach, noting that students have different ways of learning.

On the other hand, progressive, non-traditional schools emphasize experiential learning

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