Theoritical or Practical??

students - theoritical or practical
India
February 8, 2007 2:25pm CST
Does students be taught their subjects mainly by theoritical or practical manner??My view is that they should be taught mainly by practical way,which makes them easy to understand what they are learning and that they never forget what they studied..please post your views...
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@skivveez (38)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I think both are appropriate in their own right. I think practical results are much more useful and easy to understand when one already has a grasp of the theory behind it, and a theoretical understanding is what allows a person to come up with new practical uses of material, rather than just know and reuse old practical results. That said, it all depends on the level at which you are teaching. A high school geometry class doesn't exactly need to include a discussion of metric spaces, tensors, and differentiable manifolds, but it would hopefully include enough discussion so that students understand why the results they are seeing make sense, as opposed to just being told that this is the way it is.
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8 Feb 07
Different people learn in different ways. I think it would be useful if when we were children they tested us to find out which way we learnt and then we would know which method would suit us back. Then different classes could be taught in different ways then and students would have a greater chance of learning.
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@thyst07 (2091)
• United States
8 Feb 07
I think that's a great idea. Students learn differently, so it'd make sense to have different classes for different learning styles.
• India
15 Feb 07
Students should be taught practically because the practical knowledge is going to show much more impact on the mind of the students than theoritical.If a student is taught theoritically then he may not understand the subject properly and he may not clarify his doubts though he/she is explained wellby the teacher.Whereas in practical subject the students get the opportunities to solve the doubts in a more convinsing way as they can see the result practically rather than being explained through a teacher.
@vityota (878)
• India
15 Feb 07
i think both and 75% of practical and 25% of theoritical as the children need both and if there is no theoritical children will not learn at all so both is needed
@malini4u (896)
• India
15 Feb 07
practical knowledge is best way for students to understand...but in this..all subjects and knowledge cannot be shown in practical sense... but we can accept that majority of study materials can be made as practicla session rather than theory
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
One good principle in the practice of teaching is if a teacher can turn their students ears into eyes they can be more successful in teaching. Meaning teach them to see and feel things either by practical way or using visual aids as an approach to teaching. Practical subjects can easily be taught by using practical means but philoshophy, political science and other related fields can be boring if the teacher doesn't have any approach that will make it interesting and easy to understand.
@pizzoli (3368)
• Italy
15 Feb 07
In every experiences is much more important the preatical than the theoric
@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
15 Feb 07
It should be both!Thats why every school have curriculum and books because you cannot teach practically without those article that the teacher are teaching!Its a combination of knowledge and experiences!
• India
10 Feb 07
What I think is that I would like to go with your thoughts.Its better if I do and learn than just hear.Always that makes us think and remember for a long time than to forget it at that time itself:-) Normally if the subject is toooooooooooo boring student always makes the book as his or her pillow:-) Even I experienced the same problem when I was studying.I used to sleep and then mom would come and say GET UP,go and sleep in bed and not on book:-) Its better to have activities like this to makes students more active What do you say
• India
9 Feb 07
well..ur ryt!!..listening reaches mind more strongly than reading..the same with theories and practicals..the sad thing is.. in india our education system jsut doesnt account to this..hopefully it does change someday.....
• India
9 Feb 07
Yes, I agree with u. But, Theory must be there but of appropriate contents that to be enough to make one understand the concept and practicals expose the thing in depth.
@Rittings (673)
9 Feb 07
Really depends on the student. There are different types of learners (we all learn in different ways). The main ways are kinesthetic (by doing), aurally (by hearing how to do it), and visually (by seeing someone else do it). These are the three main learning categories (but by no means the only ones). I am a teacher, and as such, we have to recognise which of these each individual pupil is, and try to satisty those learning needs. It's pretty tough when you have a class of 30 to please all requirements, but it is possible. Most will be kinesthetic, and will learn by practical teachings. And since I teach music, most of the learning will be practical. I don't believe in teaching them music by making them listen to a piece of Bach or Mozart. I am a practical musician myself, and I learned from playing, so I guess I teach it best that way too. Hope this adds to your discussion and gives you the teaching aspect of things hehe. Love and light.
@SignMe (1031)
• India
9 Feb 07
Both should be there. Theoretical as well as practical. They are complementary. Few should be theoretical and few should be practical :)
@joshua_77 (612)
• India
9 Feb 07
we get only basic knowledge from theoritical and we get full good knowlege only when we do practice,so practical makes complete our study with successful
@perugu (5281)
• India
9 Feb 07
hi,its always true.when we learn the subjects with practicals,its easy to remember.
• Lagos, Nigeria
9 Feb 07
I think practical training is good. But they also need the theoritical area too. They have to have an in deepth knowledge if the two are used, but more of practical.
• India
9 Feb 07
yea obsolutely correct practical knowledge only helpfull 4 our life it ll only creat own ideas. The main thing is easy way to under stand what ever else and then our mind set up ll always accept practical knowledge. but it does depend on the subject and phase
@Shaibor (60)
• India
9 Feb 07
i agree to that practical is more comfortable than theory becoz anything that is seen is faster to remember than awhat were are told or heard of. Just as light travels faster than sound so also is practical to theory.Bye nice to share with you
@Neo_Knights (1887)
• Indonesia
9 Feb 07
I thing they should taught the theory first and then begin with practical. By doing this, they would learn twice. First they will know the theories and then they will more understand the process by doing t practically.
@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
9 Feb 07
You need to learn some theory before you can put it to practicle use. Once a basis of theroy has been set the two should be taught together.