Rising Up The Challenge

Applied Learning

The gap between what is taught in the classroom and the application of that information is often a wide one.

Students spend years acquiring knowledge before they can apply it to their adult life. It is a formula that actually works because much of what young students are taught is how to learn so they can continue the process into adulthood. Once they have arrived at that point, applied learning will truly begin.

The lessons they are taught as adults are often immediately applied at work and even in their personal life. They may find it easier than remembering dates and facts they were taught in school, yet that base of knowledge will also support their new life.

The basics

Much of the information young students are taught in the first few years of school is immediately applied.

Reading, writing, and mathematics are all subjects that will help them continue their education. The basics can be difficult to master for youngsters, but it is what they need to be able to move on to more advanced concepts. Reading is important for gathering more written information that will help them learn facts.

Mathematics is taught to ensure they will be able to handle adult problems that require logic for finding a solution.

Learn and do

As children age, they become more capable of many different tasks. One of the ways their schooling can be advanced is by making them perform an experiment dealing with a subject they just studied. They may take a survey of their classmates about a particular event in history, or they could mix soap and water to see the effect they studied in science.

These are small steps into applying the knowledge they are being given. It often seems these are just exercises in play, yet they are the first small ways students learn how to apply information to the real world.

Learning at work

Continuing education is a facet of many modern jobs, and learning at work is an excellent place where immediate application can be found. For those working in the medical profession, A&L Healthcare provides courses such as preoperative assessment training that can be used to help maintain and advance knowledge for those working in a surgical field.

There are also healthcare assistant courses and ECG interpretation courses available to medical professionals. All courses can be taught virtually to groups, and the information is available online for a few months to help them integrate the information into their work routine.

The amount of knowledge modern people must know to simply survive in today’s world can seem staggering. Part of knowledge retention and understanding is the ability to apply it, and that ability will become more important as students mature.

Once they are out in the real world, there may still be lessons for them to learn. Applying them is often part of their job training, and it has become a recurring part of many modern industries and fields.

While students may hope they know enough some day to skip a few courses, those chances are dimming as technology continues to change and improve the world.