Education: Hone your skills to become a better learner

Education, for years, has been referred to as the holistic development of a person. One could deem education to be an ongoing process of – unlearning, observing, learning and applying. While it is easier to perform the first two steps of the procedure, the latter stages require a greater deal of guidance, discussion and indeed, practice.

Most education systems across the world are aimed at making people more competent in various walks of life. Academicians, often, hope that the lessons being taught at schools and universities would enable students to contribute wisely to the society. But, rarely, does one apply all that he or she has studied, analysed and perfected. It is due to this reason that many bright minds fail to make their mark in a competitive surrounding.

This has triggered the need for an approach that utilises the best practices of two arenas – the industry and the institutions of knowledge.

An exposure into the functioning of various industries has become the need of the hour. Lest, a person chooses to be part of an environment he or she detests.

Hence, education in the present has chalked out ways to cater to this requirement.

Opportunities, such as internships or even part-time employment, gives better insights into a world young academicians might be unaware of in its entirety. This allows them to make an informed decision about the careers they wish to pursue. The intention behind this strategy helps the firm reach out to a larger community in an indirect manner as well. Moreover, the trainee has a chance to learn about the manner, in which, he or she can apply the knowledge gathered in the field so chosen.

On-the job training has proven to benefit not only new recruits but also the company that selected the candidate. Firstly, such schemes have been instrumental in conducting accurate and reliable research pertinent to various industries- especially those driven by technology. The researcher would be able to observe the steps involved in carrying out various tasks. In short, he or she would be able to do a comprehensive assessment of the protocols and its synchrony with various theories.

It could also be noted that tie-ups between industries and academic institutions also help companies build a unique pool of skilled talent. This is bound to fasten productivity and reduce excessive expenditure related to training new employees.

Therefore, it is important for professionals from various industries to team up with academicians to be ahead.