Importance Of Activity Based Learning

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Professional educational institutions contribute with massive manner in economic development and growth of a country through the subject-specific & specialised programmes,which focus on enhancement of intellectual, managerial and technical business knowledge with skills for new product development and enhanced the competitive business environment. As the business environment becoming more global, competitive and complex, industry requires professionals that are competent & capable for contributing to business in an creative & innovative manner, furthermore professional educational institutions are expected to play a dynamic role in business community & society.Thus, how best to build up the industrial ready professional graduates becomes…show more content…
Activity based learning goes beyond problem solving to acquiring new knowledge and facts and developing critical analytical problem-solving and implementation skills which result in new sustained learning. This can be achieved through the use of complex projects or assignments that have a workplace setting. “Experiential” learning is not just “fieldwork” or “praxis” (the connecting of learning to real life situations) in a structured classroom situation,it extends to a deeper cognitive learning in which learning is perceived as experiential, reflective and reflexive (Kelly, 1997; Hytti and O’Gorman, 2004). Experiential learning locates reflection within a social context, and integrates reflection and action, although as a process in which a group of individuals support each other in their own and their peer’s reflection and learning (Ramsey, 2005; Higgins, 2008). Thus, active forms of learning encourage students to think and work more creatively to develop problem-solving strategies for confronting unknown or unfamiliar situations they may encounter in the workplace (Tenenbaum et al., 2001; Huggins et al., 2008). Experiential learning that is focussed on individual knowledge is in danger of neglecting the importance of social processes in making that “knowing” real in a complex environment. Therefore, teamwork activities which build relationships between students and educator and foster a positive co-learning environment where students maximise their own and their peer’s learning should be incorporated as a central aspect of practice-based learning programmes. Two sets of factors intrinsic (features of the group itself) and extrinsic (factors outside the group) require consideration in team formation as they impact on the effectiveness of the team
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