Learning outside Classroom
Learning outside the classroom is commonly referred to as real-world learning. A U.K. based organization known as Learning Outside Classroom (LOtC) describes learning outside the classroom as a beneficiary to both informal and formal education (Beames, 2012). It reinforces what scholars have described as learning outside classroom saying that the most significant learning process happens only when a learner acquires skills and knowledge by way of real-life experience, applied knowledge, and hands-on activities (Kuh, 2009). The essay explores an experience about reading on the playground as an example of getting direct experience in learning outside classroom to give its prime importance.
It was during the summer holiday. The weather was at its warmest peak, and it gave me an opportunity to reconnoiter learning outside the normally confined classroom. I decided to read a book about my last English class at the school playground. A gentle morning breeze brushing past the nearby rows of trees hit my face. It opened up my mind compared to making me understand the contents of the book more than in a dull and confined classroom environment. I had just perused ten pages of my class notes when I realized that all what I have been reading remained stuck in my mind like glue….