Implementing Real World Learning Experiences - A Comparative Study of Competency Levels Between Students Going Through Current Curriculum and Having Real World Learning Experiences
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If people are to develop passion towards learning, they need these real experiences such as problem based learning, project based learning, internships, student exchange programs otherwise, their knowing remains theoretical and will never have a impact on one’s journey towards learning. It is seen that the regular academics prepares students only for predictable, comfortable, risk free theoretical and a smooth flow environment and hence does not prepare students to face harsh reality. Analyzing the behavioral, cognitive skills, communication skills, negotiation skills and decision making skills of students who have learnt from Real world learning experience and comparing this with the students going through regular curriculum is discussed.
A study was carried out for a set of students of similar age group and from same institute taking into account students going through regular curriculum and students having experience of Real World Learning. Competency levels was obtained and compared. It is seen that behavioral, cognitive skills, communication skills, negotiation skills will improve linearly when Real world learning is part of the present curriculum.
KeywordsReal world learning Education 4.0 21st century learning Project based Higher education
The author would like to thank the management of PVP welfare trust, Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology, and All India Council for Technical Education [AICTE] for supporting this research work. Author expresses his gratitude to Dr. G Rajendra, HOD and the research staff of Department of Industrial Engineering and Management [IEM], Dr. AIT for their valuable guidance.
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