Learning is a never ending process. From the time a man when takes birth he keeps learning. It has no boundaries and it can come from anywhere and everywhere. But the basic learning process that is considered to be genuine and subjective to life and literacy starts in everyone’s life when he/she joins schools. Schools offer primary, secondary, senior secondary education. Then comes the college/higher education. So, basically it is the learning acquired in classrooms theoretically from books and notes and practical learning from implementing the learned objectives in real time situation.
Both classroom learning as well as practical learning plays significant role in shaping our lives. Many people believe that it is the practical learning that makes the real learning beyond classroom learning and so it becomes a debatable issue.
Taking a closer look favoring the topic we may come to conclude with the following points:
a) Learning while doing: It is always said that learning can best be done when one actually implements the things and practically performs it. Doing the learned stuff makes a man perfect.
b) Rapid learning: The practical learning helps in a rapid learning process as compared to classroom learning because then things get inked faster in mind and in a much broader way.
c) Exposure to reality gives clarity: When doing practical learning the subject is exposed to the real time live environment thereby making him/her understand the real situation and experience the exact view to have a better, clear and crisp idea.
d) Advantageous in grabbing Jobs: It also becomes much more advantageous as companies also prefer such candidates for jobs who have a practical exposure to the market and knowledge acquired from work experience.
Now taking the situation on the other parameter we may also come up with the fact that classroom learning is far more important than practical learning as:
a. Basics: The basics for anything that we learn while being at school, college is by theoretical classroom approach only. Unless and until we learn the basics in classroom we cannot even imagine of going practical at it.
b. Doubts cleared: It is the classroom learning wherein one can clear all the doubts as the guide and the mentor is there.
c. Tests & Assignments help in improvement: The regular tests and assignments make a great mark of improvement in learning via classrooms that can never be done during practical learning.
d. Diversity under one roof: Classroom learning can match the practical learning as it consists of a group of people all with different skill-sets, different mind-sets and so sharing of knowledge among each others can help in far better and clear understanding.
Basically learning always takes place when devotion meets commitment. Be it classroom or practical learning, both have their own equal importance and they can better be utilized separately keeping in mind the fact that they both come up with separate advantages and both complement each other. Unless you know something via classroom learning you can’t do that practically. Theory compliments practical and this is a sheer fact.
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