Hands-on Learning is the practice of learning through doing. At SMYS we encourage students to have first-hand experiences with the materials, rather than learning through someone else’s experiences in a textbook or a lecture. When your child is exposed to active learning, he or she begins to take independent steps to achieve a personal or collective goal with fellow classmates.
Benefits of Hands-on Learning
1. Improved Attitudes Toward Learning
Hands-on Learning naturally engages the students’ emotions as well as enhancing their knowledge and skills. When students see the benefits of their work, they experience greater gratification, which enhances their passion for continued learning.Browse Our Portfolio
2. Accelerated Learning
Your brain creates stronger neural connections when you practice a skill. We use hands-on activities which require practice, problem-solving and decision-making to help strengthen these connections. This process allows students to become more motivated and engaged in their learning, which improves retention and accelerates learning.
“Make it simple, but significant.” – Don DraperBrowse Our Portfolio
Benefits of Experiential Learning
3. Mistakes Become Valuable
Learning at SMYS involves trial by error. During hands-on tasks students find out that certain approaches may work and others do not. Students understand the value of productive failure, and learn not to fear mistakes, but embrace them.Browse Our Portfolio