We all went through school, and the experience that we had there determined a lot on how successful we currently are. While most people will attribute their success or failure to their personal choices, some of the results directly depend on the kind of learning environment they went through.
The same is true even in the contemporary education sector. To make sure that we give rise to useful members of the society, who believe in hard work, and contribute to the development of a better world we need to make it easier for them. It is for this reason that we should pay more attention to the learning environments available today.
Why should we care?
Schools are there to prepare people for a brighter future, where everyone has an important role that they get to play. For this reason, what is taught at school is what most people apply in their daily lives.
If a person learns in a serene environment that is orderly and conducive, then they will bring the same to the world once they are done with learning—and the opposite is true for the unconducive environment.
So what exactly make a conducive learning environment? Here are some tips.
Properties of a conducive learning environment
Effort is appreciated
In a perfect learning environment, effort should be appreciated as much as performance. For instance, if a person who performs poorly takes the initiative to take extra time in the library trying to improve their performance, their effort should be appreciated through encouragement.
Ideas are embraced
In most schools, students do what the teachers teach them but often challenging a certain ideology is met with punishment. To make the environment conducive for learning, students should be allowed an opinion, and if wrong, teachers should take their time to explain. It is important to remember that all that we learn right now was someone’s idea in the past, and if it were to be suppressed, then we wouldn’t be this advanced today.
Assessment is transparent
In most cases, pupils just get results and have to accept them. While there is no problem with that, they should be given pointers on what can be done to make the performance much better.
More practical less theory
One reason why most graduates these days are not ready for the job market is because schools concentrate more on theory without providing adequate practical. This is a huge problem in most developing nations.