Difference Between Performance-Based Learning and Information-Based Le
Dec 14, 2013 Learning Methodology 3428 Views
At times students may hesitate to ask a question in class because a class of 100 students could be daunting for anyone. But this is not a right form of receiving education because then it becomes a habit to ignore queries and it affects the student's psych to an extent. The student may start believing that it is okay to keep the cluttered information in mind rather than getting embarrassed in front of the whole class.
Ultimately it may frustrate the student so bad that the student may start feeling insecure and lonely. Psychologists believe - 'It is better to give attention to internal urges because if they are ignored they come out in different manifestations of a problem'. Hence there is no point in suppressing our desire to learn and instead one should stimulate the intellect with knowledge rather than information.
The difference between performance-based and information-based learning is that information memorizing only leads to short-term gains such as may be scoring in some exam and information-based learning is also mostly relevant to a specific context. Consequently the student may not understand the same concept in a different context. On the contrary performance-based learning is about understanding and appreciating the conceptual significance of a subject. By adopting performance-based learning the student can gain in both the short-term and long-term.
For instance, we all know that water is a good conductor of electricity and rubber is a bad conductor of electricity. But not many of us know the reason to this phenomenon. As students we memorized this information and we did not really try to understand the reasons that support the concept. Understanding the reason behind a concept and appreciating it for both its knowledge and significance is essential to performance-based learning.
Online tutoring changes this perception of being an information-based learner is best and that it allows the student to take care of daily needs such as home work help and exam preparation. But what students and parents fail to realize that by following this principle of 'Students should study for the exam' and 'Students should score good marks in their exam' the students turn into memorizing machines rather than a smart intellect that can take decisions, respond to situations and find solutions.
It does not take a long time to imbibe knowledge-based learning because all it requires is a small attitudinal change that suits you and the environment. Our beliefs affect our every decision - whether or not we like it! Sometimes students may start believing that it is best to get homework help and then forget about the so-called learning because of the pressure they face from college/school teachers. During such times getting online tutoring help can work in their best interest because it is much more panned and focused to the specific needs of the student.