Philosophy of THE CONCEPTREE Active Learning Model

After an extensive research on learning pedagogies and objectives, the criticality of the above statement is very evident in this era of competitive examinations. THE CONCEPTREE programs are designed based on the minimal approach to overcome the shortcomings in current training models which follow a passive learning model.

THE CONCEPTREE programs are firmly designed around the core aspect of successive learning: building from providing conceptual clarity, leading into systematic practice for driving desired results in competitive examinations. This is achieved through active learning methodology which would enable each student to explore/improve/perform to his/her full potential.

THE CONCEPTREE Timeline (Key Milestones)

Stage-1
Student goes to class with no first hand information or preparedness on the topic. No pre-class orientation is targeted in this model

Stage-2
In-class learning would leave student with gaps in concepts/problem solving abilities. Focus is on syllabus coverage and group based teaching

Stage-3
Students would be going for ill-prepared chapter/topic tests often resulting in lesser performance there by denting their confidence

Stage-4
Student jumps into improper practice mode based on the mandatory assignments/ problems sheets asked for submission in class

Outcome
Inadequate preparedness for final examinations due to improper revision plan leading to higher stress levels and sub-standard performance

Advantages of THE CONCEPTREE Active Learning Model

Passive Learning Approach
(Followed in normal JEE/NEET/Olympiads Coaching Institutions)

Non emphasis on concepts and misconcepts. Focus only on syllabus coverage and multiple revisions.

Students not having confidence in their degree of conceptual clarity.

Blind problem-solving with emphasis on the number of problems solved. Outcomes are measure in terms of quantum of problems solved.

Students not being able to spot their weak areas in a topic and not knowing how to rectify them.

Need to read through all the portions of the book again and again without proper revision structure which is crucial for the competitive examinations. This would add to preparation stress among students.

Active Learning Approach
(Followed at THE CONCEPTREE Centers)

Clarity on concepts and misconcepts along with better grip on problem solving approaches.

Structured approach to develop problems solving ability in students; concept based questions to straight numericals to advanced application level questions.

Builds more accountability and academic responsibility among students.

Better clarity on the strengths and weaknesses of student for himself/herself.

Opportunities to identify the weak areas and attack them specifically during different stages of preparation.

Clear revision map to ensure that final outcomes are in line with preparation expectations.