Is Hands-On Learning Better?
Author: Jonathan Arnholz, NCCER Social Media Specialist
Education is always among the most heavily scrutinized areas of our society.
We’re always so concerned about test scores, national and global averages, and getting students ready for college.
But in focusing on all those things, we seem to gloss over something pretty basic: The best ways to teach young people skills that they actually need on a daily basis in adult life.
While most of the education world has turned into a textbook-and-lecture format, arguably the best teaching method is much different.
Hands-on education gives students both the freedom and responsibility to learn through real experience, rather than through simply reading or listening to somebody else.
Is hands-on learning better? Here are a few advantages of this more participatory style of education.