Real world learning
Real world learning is an approach to learning that involves schools working with community partners and industry experts to engage students in authentic, relevant problems, projects, and experiences that develop career awareness and readiness. As the phrase suggests, students learn about the real world. This can empower students, by allowing them to co-create knowledge and learn through mistakes in a safe environment.
In high schools, many of us were told that we would be using the given material or curriculum in our everyday lives, also known as the real world. Real-world applications allow students to progress and can give them the incentive to learn and care about what is going on in the class.
Real world learning is very important for students as students discover their passions and turn what they love into lifetimes of career success and personal fulfillment. It helps them to make a positive difference in the world and the lives of others. When the teachers give real-world examples, they provide concrete applications to knowledge and skills learned in the class as they relate to students themselves and society.
Real examples also encourage students to be aware of the choices they make and how they fit into a greater societal context. The most important benefit of real world learning is that it prepares students for the real world more effectively than traditional classroom-based learning. With this type of learning, students develop many skills which are important in their life to achieve success.