There’s an old Chinese proverb that says,
“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, but let me do and I will understand”
Hands-on training gives the teacher the opportunity to provide direct instruction so that the learner can build the foundation to master the task.
Hands-on learning can simply be said as “Learning by doing”. And to maximize outcomes, the practice must be based on real-world problems. Being stuck with just video lessons and lectures lead the students nowhere, they are clueless after graduating. To make education complete, we at ASTI, focus on both classroom sessions and hands-on sessions without any discrimination.
The entire effort staff place in students is for students to understand. It would be counterproductive if students don’t retain what they’re taught. Changing to hands-on sessions can increase the retention rates dramatically and increases the overall productivity.
When comparing presentation with hand-on sessions, research has proved that students retain only 5% through lectures, 20% through demonstration and about 75% through the hands-on sessions.
It also enables learners to interact immediately and get feedback and improve. This creates a balance between learning and implementing. And the combination of theory with hands-on training is the key to training a learner. At ASTI, this complete system is followed.
Types of learning
The traditional style of sitting in class and learning is adaptable to some. While moving around, experimenting and enjoying is the way another learns. We all have our own styles of learning. And to reach all kinds of people a combination of all types is required.
Most people don’t fall into one category; they are a mix up of more than one category. So a mixture of all categories giving importance to each and complementing them will give the best experience. Understanding and implementing how to do things is very important for Auto technicians.
- Advantages of our Engineering Course
- You gain valuable knowledge and skills by “doing” instead of just watching.
- You retain the material better.
- You learn in a relaxed, friendly and stress-free environment.
- You work through issues with personal guidance from a caring instructor.
- Critical thinking skills increase in a hands-on environment.
Novice mistakes can pose a considerable threat to many organizations. Hands-on training allows learners to master skills prior to working in real-world environments. Incorporate simulations into your classroom to allow learners to make mistakes without risk to infrastructure.
After completing the course in ASTI, you will realize how similar to real-world problems you have dealt with during training.
When students are given the ability to learn in a practical hands-on environment, they are very often engaged, stimulated and want to learn as much as possible. The student’s appetite for learning increases and they are more willing to listen and pay attention if they have a more practical or life-like task to complete. Students also become more empowered in their own learning situation.
A student’s critical thinking skills increase in a hands-on learning environment. This occurs since students must make decisions on what to do next to receive the outcome they are striving to obtain. They no longer have to rely on memory and attention as they sit in a lecture environment. These critical thinking skills remain with a student as opposed to material that is simply memorized for a test and much of the material often forgotten after the exam. Critical thinking skills are very important to the workplace as every situation that employee encounters cannot be learned from a book.
One of the benefits of a hands-on learning environment is that students will get a feel for materials and equipment that is commonly used in the workplace after the course. This is particularly good if the student is working with equipment and tools. One of the main reasons for accidents in the workplace comes from equipment and tools misuse; knowing how to properly handle equipment increases safety.
Students who learn in a hands-on environment have an instructor nearby who have real-world experience and knowledge and can help and give guidance to them if they have difficulty with a task that they are trying to complete. This expert advice can help them perform the task correctly and safely which is very critical in the workplace.
As a part of your job, you might have to explain to customers what is wrong and how you’ve done it. While explaining to the customer all the fundamentals and theoretical knowledge will come into play.
ASTI Dubai provides a wholesome education and multiple courses where students can envision their future without any fear.
- Automobile Engineering Course
- Automobile Diagnostic Course
- Electrical Engineering Course
- Mechanical Engineering Course
- Civil Engineering Course
- Higher International Diploma in Automobile Engineering
- Higher International Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
- Higher International Diploma in Civil Engineering
- Higher International Diploma in Electrical Engineering
- Higher International Diploma in Architecture
- Higher International Diploma in Quantity Surveying