Many people would say that most knowledge a person gains, comes from whatever schooling they receive. There is a philosophical problem with that statement. There is still a lot of knowledge that school doesn’t and can’t teach you. That is exactly what Brie Dyas points to in her article for the Huffington Post. There are practical things that people need to know that a textbook can’t, like being able to balance a checkbook.
So how does one go out to acquire this knowledge? It is as simple as going out and doing it. It may not be a success the first, but learning comes best, from doing. That is a thing that many schools miss even when they are teaching the basic subjects. People would have a greater understanding of topics if they “did something,” instead of just reading an outdated textbook.
Plus, students get bored with textbooks.
You make a great point. There’s too much sitting and listening and not enough doing in classrooms.
I am with you on that one. I know some kids that have 100 times the school smarts I have and when you bring them in a social setting, or when it comes to doing laundry or something, they have no idea what to do.