Aristotle’s wisdom that “the things we have to learn before we do them, we learn by doing them,” while being common sense, is often ignored in the realm of conventional education. Ironically, “learn by doing” is an instinctive activity, as can be seen by the role-play games by children that help them understand complex systems and dynamic processes in real life. Role play is a classic mix of simulation and emulation wherein a real situation is enhanced through imagination and helps in better perception of spaces and scenarios; Einstein knew a thing or two when he claimed imagination to be more important than knowledge.
Learning by Doing
Learning by doing means learning from experiences resulting directly from one’s actions. This is contrasted with learning from watching others perform, reading others’ instructions or descriptions, or listening to others’ instructions or lectures (read more in the Lucubrate Magazine).
Inside the Magazine:
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- We Need Skills Like Critical Thinking, Evaluation, and Decision Making
- The Concept of Intellectual Capital in the Accounting
- The Things We Have to Learn Before We do them, We Learn by Doing Them
- Work-Based Learning
- Book: Learning by Doing
- About the Lucubrate Magazine
Lucubrate Magazine, Issue 44, October 26th, 2018