Practical Learning is the Future of Learning for Competency Development
“Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth learning can be taught.”
— Oscar Wilde
Traditional education focuses solely on teaching, not on learning. It incorrectly draws an assumption that for every ounce of teaching there is an ounce of learning by those who are taught. However, most of what we learn before, during, and after attending schools is learned without its being taught to us.
A child learns and enhances himself after grabbing such fundamental things as how to eat, walk, talk, dress, and so on without being taught by someone else these. These are acquired by his own practice and self-learning after experiencing the practices undergoing around him. Adults have a tendency to learn most of habits and concepts they practice at work or at their leisure while at work or leisure. Most of what is taught inside the arena of classroom settings are not kept in heart and minds for a prolonged run and forgotten, and what is remembered ahead is often irrelevant.
In most schools, memorization and grasping the written facts as it is moreover is mistaken for learning.The teachings worked out in accordance with a theoretical mode of education is remembered only for a short span of time, but it is likely that is quickly forgotten and no longer is in memory.
So, ignited young minds seek a platform where they can literally practice, learn, experience by themselves and thereby acquire a practical as well as experimental knowledge and approach of learning fostering excellence and growth of curious minds. Learners are some or the other way encouraged to become innovative and autonomous to dive and thrive in a greater expanse of the competitive global market.
“There is a global movement towards helping children develop 21st-century skills, including the ability to create and maintain positive interpersonal relationships, adaptability, creativity and technological,” says Dr. V. V. Abdul Kader, principal, The Model School Abu Dhabi, a private school that follows the Indian curriculum.
‘The Objective of Education Is Learning, Not Teaching’
- Accelerates Learning
- Bridges the Gap Between Theory and Practice
- Provides a Safe Learning Environment
- Produces Demonstrable Mindset Changes
- Increases Engagement Levels
Despite its advantages, the primary drawbacks to online learning are technical issues and student isolation. Some students often skip or miss the interactive sessions held at a regular classroom, whereas self-directed and dedicated learners are more successful who give wings to their aspirations thriving in experiential learning and engaging in online education.
“For the things, we have to learn
Before we can do them
We learn by Doing them.”
Who Benefits Most From Practical Learning
- The mature learners who have not been in touch with the regular practice of conventional classroom and needs the motivation session.
- The learner who seeks to acquire personal experience with the value of a subject in order to inculcate motivational thoughts.
Some of the important aspects of practical learning are:
- Practical Learning Expedites Learning
- Links Theory with Practice
- Enables personalized Learning
- Increases Engagement
- Inculcates Soft & Behavioural Skills in The Students
As you can see, Practical learning in conjunction with traditional education can enable students to get the most out of their education — enabling them the full spectrum of learning through action as well as through general assessment.
Our message to students is: “Step up, Explore, Learn!!