Practical education is slowly making its way towards becoming the major mode of education. Not only are many young people are studying practical education but also old people. Practical education these days is mainly based on bookish learning. Even when coming to remote rural areas, many world-class educational institutes are offering practical lessons to students. But why are these students getting the type of education that they need to prepare them to compete in the global arena?
Firstly, most of the time, practical education helps students understand the relationship between theory and practice. Without theory, there is no real practical education. Practical training imparts students with the basic knowledge on how to handle materials and handle their jobs. On the one hand, it also helps students learn how to work with people in organizations and solve problems; while on the other hand, it gives them the skills to analyze problems and come up with practical solutions.
Therefore, practical education imparts students with the knowledge to analyze theoretical knowledge and translate them into practice. Without theoretical knowledge, students cannot know what is good for them to do, what is bad for them to do, and what they should and shouldn’t do. By having a clear understanding on theoretical aspects, the student is able to create an action plan by which they can effectively use their theoretical knowledge in real life situations. And by having this action plan in mind, they are able to apply the practical knowledge in the workplace, school or college.
This explains the second aspect of practical education, which is that it is able to provide students with real life skills and competencies. In the classroom, the teacher is imparting theoretical knowledge, but through the classroom activity, the students are able to apply the theory learned to real life situations. However, just because they are applying theoretical knowledge, they are not necessarily solving problems. They are instead acquiring skills and competencies that they can then apply in different situations in order to achieve certain goals.
Practical education has two objectives, which are the development of competency and the improvement of skill and ability. By working on both these aspects of Practical Education, the educational system develops competency and understanding. The improvement of skill and ability entails practical experience and application of theories.
Practical education helps one to build on their theoretical knowledge and build on this with practical experience. The development of theoretical knowledge helps one to become aware of what they have already known, what they need to know more about, and what they should do now in order to accomplish their goals. Practical education is the means by which an individual is able to apply what they already know in their everyday lives. In turn, this knowledge helps one to become better able to solve problems in their personal and professional lives.
Practical education system works hand-in-hand with theoretical teaching. Teachers emphasize both the theoretical and practical application of their teachings. The use of hands-on activities as well as real life experiences to help students practice what they have learned in lectures. Teachers are also open to utilizing different methods of teaching like discussion boards, group work, and one-on-one coaching. These practices are meant to strengthen the students’ comprehension of concepts, sharpen their practical application skills, and inculcate discipline.
Practical education is the means by which individuals develop and enhance their skills, abilities, and knowledge in order to solve their practical problems in their personal and professional lives. It aims to develop the capacity for problem solving through a systematic approach. Practical education helps one to think critically, analyze problems, and come up with appropriate solutions. By practicing problem-solving and practical education on a daily basis, students will be able to acquire new ideas and learn deeper understanding of various concepts.