Posted on 03 June 2012.
Practical experience provides students with hands-on experience. Textbooks, on the other hand, are outdated. Taking a stance on practical experience, the article examines 10 reasons why education comes from it and not textbooks.
Textbooks hardly provide a multi-sensory approach to education. They usually are tailored to independent learners, and not to those who possess certain multiple intelligences such as kinesthetic, auditory etc.
Textbooks are not always updated. Schools and Universities sometimes use textbooks which are 5+ years in age. Practical experience almost always keeps the students updated and knowledgeable about the contemporary world.
Many teachers only use textbooks to complement their teaching methods. Textbooks are only one form or one step of the process of learning. In order for someone to be well informed they would need to combine their theory with practice.
4. Experience vs. Imagine:
In practice, individuals experience the real world and what it is like to do something. In textbooks, they only read about it and imagine.
5. Narrow vs. Broad Minded:
Textbooks are very narrow minded. They will not always provide its learners with the bigger picture. Practical experiences are more objective. It allows for its learners to set their own tone of learning.
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Posted on 14 April 2010.
Even doing these things will probably burn a hole in your pocket, it will all be worth it because the end will be near. Remember Jack Nicholson in the ‘The Bucket List’? Well, you get the idea. Here are some things which you must definitely do before you die.
Skydiving involves jumping out of an airplane and falling at a speed of over 120 MPH towards the Earth. The adrenaline rush you will experience will be beyond exhilarating and you will be glad you went ahead with it!
2. Dock With The International Space Station
Even though this will cost you about 20 million dollars, you will not regret spending that kind of money. You will be sitting in the space station and see the Earth in a completely different light. The planet will look like a gorgeous blue marble and the weightlessness will be exciting too!
3. Edge of Space Supersonic Jet Ride
In case you don’t feel like dishing out the 20 million dollars, instead, you can consider traveling till the edge of space in a Jet Fighter. You will be about 60,000 feet above ground level and moving at a speed that will blow your mind. If you want to get an idea of how high that is, imagine stacking about 40 empire state buildings on top of each other and standing on that structure.
4. Take a Ride on a Russian MIG-Fighter Jet
This adventure ride will make you travel faster than the speed of sound. You may also get a glimpse of Alaska while you’re at it! The jet will travel at a speed of about 1800 MPH.
5. Dive to the Titanic On-Board a Submarine
Everybody is familiar with the ‘unsinkable ship’-Titanic and the attached tragedy. If you do not mind parting with about 35,000 dollars, you can travel till the bottom of the ocean and see the ruins of this magnificent ship.
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