The ability of the student is assessed not only by the grades or marks he gains but also by his overall development. The overall development includes his soft skills, communication skills, writing skills, behavior, extracurricular activities, talent, hobbies, sports, and cultural activities. These cannot be achieved by just reading novels and textbooks. One has to come out of these books and explore the outside world for his overall development.
What are we learning from prescribed textbooks?
The prescribed textbook has a framework for the syllabus. The basics start from the first chapter and the main topic and concepts are linked till the last chapter. From these textbooks, we learn the given concepts related to the respective subjects and also learn a few examples related to them. This knowledge from the prescribed textbooks helps us to solve questions and answers given behind every lesson also to face examinations. The knowledge gained here remains intact and one will not get a proper opportunity to apply it in his day to day life activities.
Improvements in our learning
We learn many things from daily activities rather than from books. The concepts learned from the books can be implemented and applied when a student or learner understands how to connect with ongoing trends and develop skills as per the outside world. The GK questions gained from outside the book yields in better understanding. We have to improve our learning techniques to connect and move with the fast-changing world. The concepts and technologies change every day or every year, so learning has to be improved in such a way so as to move with the current flow of knowledge.
Learning out of the book
The learner has to have a thirst for knowledge and must indulge in reading and learning more rather than sticking to the same books. Knowledge plays a vital role throughout life rather than the grades at some point in time. Learning outside the book helps in gaining confidence and also develops social skills. One can get to know about the changes and advancements taking place in and around the world. The creativity skills and thinking capabilities of the learner increase by learning out of the book.
Developing interests in activities
Everyone has his own hidden talents. One just needs to find it out and proceed for it in the form of a hobby or career. The development of interest in these activities or talents aids in the overall development. One will try to fetch more windows of opportunities to showcase his talent and will come in contact with fresh ideas and new people to exchange them. This helps in the growth of soft skills as well as hard skills.
The books just give us the fundamentals and guidelines of the subject but peeping outside the books assists us in implementing these fundamentals in a progressive manner. Scientists and great scholars arise by learning outside the book and not only by reading books and aiming high ranks. In today’s era of globalization skills, knowledge and ideas are kept in the first row. Learning from the books and implementing them outside the book is the best way that must be adapted for today’s generation.