which is better either "learning from books" or "learning through practice".

India
May 2, 2008 6:29am CST
Now a days students are learning maximum through books. Practical knowledge is very less in many of the institutions. What we have learned through books is to be applied in practicals. But in some cases this is not possible. If we learn thruogh practice it make an impact on our mind. so we can't able to forget the theory learned. So,I prefer practical knowledge rather than bookish knowledge.Lets share our ideas.......
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@rmuxagirl (7568)
• United States
2 May 08
It really depends. Sometimes it's both learning from the books, and learning from practice. I learn both ways by book and practice.
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@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
2 May 08
I think real intelligence has to be a balanced combination of both. Street smart & book dumb is dumb but book smart & street dumb is equally dumb.
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• United States
2 May 08
Learning from a book can only teach you so much in my opinion. I need to get in there and get my hands dirty. I don't think that anyone will know from reading from a book how to stack a stone wall, or build a chair. It might be possible, but I would be very suprised if it is the rule. On the other hand book learning does give you a good base to build off of. I, myself, would still opt for real-world skills, as opposed to page-turning.
@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
2 May 08
Well, I think gaining knowledge from both aspects isn't bad at all. Books for introductions and actual practice in application clarifies any uncertainties that books somehow can't fully elaborate on.
@Ldyjarhead (10157)
• United States
2 May 08
I think a combination of both is probably best. To be able to learn something by doing, and also have a book to refer back to as well. If it's something I'm not very interested in, I'm definitely going to understand it better by 'doing' rather than just reading. I don't have a mechanical mind at all. I'm very well read, but I prefer to read for pleasure, not for learning. If it's something I'm interested in and want to learn, then yes, obviously I will read about it, but I still prefer practical application. Not everyone is the same way, though. Some prefer the written word and are able to absorb that better.
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