Hands-on learning has many benefits for our students. A hands-on learning environment can give students a better feel for the training material at hand. If the student is working with equipment or software, this method can be especially effective.
Here are a few more benefits of hands-on learning:
Increased Retention on Program Objectives:
Students who practice what they’re learning in a hands-on environment can often retain three and half times as much as opposed to just sitting in a lecture room and listening intently. Take a massage therapy student for instance, practicing their skills on a real person will help them retain and perfect their skills rather than just reading about types of massages in a textbook.
Improve Student Confidence via Personal Attention
Personal attention can increase a student’s confidence level by providing one-on-one attention to answer questions and provide insight on their careers. Globe University instructors are hired based on their professional experience in their career field. Their goals are to help students become successful in their chosen career so they can get a job once they graduate.
Globe University also provides one-on-one career services for students that looking for internships as well as grads looking for employment. Click here to learn more about our Career Services Department.
Polished Critical Thinking Skills:
A goal of hands-on learning is the expectation that students will learn to make the on-the-spot decisions that can affect a desired outcome. For instance, a veterinary technology student may have to make a quick decision to help save an animal’s life. These skills are learned in the classroom by working with real animals.
Overall, a hands-on learning environment stimulates a students learning experience. Majority of the students at Globe University attend our school because of the hands-on learning.