Laura Mcgroary, Mike Tresoikas, Meghan Kidd, Sam Pawluczyk – Leader
There is always a debate between how someone can learn and consume more information, whether it be in the classroom or outside in the real world. Today our discussion group agreed that learning from real life experiences is more valuable than sitting in the classroom and being told to memorize and retain specific information. The benefits of learning from real life experiences include many ideas. For example, when dealing with someone’s own experiences they have the ability to make mistakes and then at some point, they have the ability to change their approach and correct their mistake. Another huge benefit includes hands on learning. Many people are able to consume or information if they are doing it themselves, as opposed to visual learning. Finally, in classroom settings not everyone has the ability to participate. Some people are quiet and shy and therefore will not raise their hands or have the confidence to answer a question. In contrast, if they were dealing with their lives and a problem formed, they would be able to handle it as they please. It makes more sense to learn from real life experiences, rather than in the classroom.