3 reasons traditional school is better than online education

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A child’s unrestricted interaction with the children is one of the reasons why traditional school education is better than online education. Photo by Arthur Krijgsman from Pexels

 

 

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3 most important reasons why traditional in-person school education is better than online distance education

Online education has shown significant growth and has become more central to people’s lives since the COVID-19 outbreak, as internet technology and education combine to provide people with the opportunity to gain new skills. Many kids and students in primary, secondary, and high schools, older students in colleges and universities, and other workers in offices, businesses, and companies have taken to distance education, booming the usage of internet online learning

In this blog post, the three most important reasons, why traditional in-person home and school classroom education is a preferred learning choice for children to online distance education, are analyzed.

 

1. Traditional school education enhances life and career-building skills (interpersonal, social, and organizational skills) more than online learning

2. Traditional home and school learning stimulates motivation and experiential learning in children and students better than online distance education

3. Traditional in-person school education is adaptable to different teaching methods and instructional styles unlike online learning

 

 1. Traditional school education enhances life and career-building skills more than online learning

There are so many important developmental, social, cognitive, and educational skills babies, infants, and toddlers; kids and teens learn in schools.

Preschool and kindergarten children in crèches and daycare learn preverbal skills; how to use their senses; and to coordinate simple motor skills like in writing. They also learn to use languages, how to be considerate, and to play. One of the ways children develop physically, socially, emotionally, and mentally is through engagement and play.

Primary school kids are very inquisitive, learning to ask questions, coordination, and the relation of subject matters, ideas, and thoughts.

Secondary and high school teens and students who want to be heard, learn to get involved in relationships; learn to understand, reason, and think critically and try to make decisions on their own.

Developmental and cognitive skills all directed to problem-solving ability, not only build future career prospects of school kids and teen students, but also keep up with other life skills that make them physically, socially, emotionally sound, and active.

Online education denies school kids and students the tendency to learn naturally and interactively and hinders them from such intellectually-inspired development. Online distance education struggles to offer unrestricted interpersonal communication and interaction between the teacher and the school mates dousing the children’s natural drive for inquisitiveness and curiosity.

Traditional school education promotes interpersonal, social, and organizational skills development in school children and students than online education

Regular and well-planned school learning enhances social interactions among schoolchildren and students and proactive learning; induces discipline through proper guidance and close monitoring and promotes interpersonal, social, and organizational skills development in school children and students than online education. These inevitable life skills kids and students learn drives sustainable and survival instinct in them as a very essential aspect within the realm of school education or at-home learning.

As school children and students learn social skills interacting with peers and establishing rapport with teachers in a traditional homeschool or school, they engage in in-person collaborative learning. In-person collaborative learning increases a student’s self-awareness and curiosity about how other students learn, enabling them to acquire knowledge easier and effectively inside and beyond the classroom than the virtual-type offered by online education. They, as a result, gain more confidence in their ability to conduct themselves in a professional manner in society.

Additionally, traditional school learning teaches school children and students how to develop organizational skills by holding them responsible for their attitudes and actions towards their school activities, engaging them in extracurricular school activities.

Today’s businesses are nowadays demanding more from higher education students often telling university faculties that they wish graduating students had more interpersonal and organizational skills – skills they learn how to develop better in a traditional school rather than in online learning.

 

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2. Traditional home and school learning stimulates motivation and experiential learning in children and students better than online distance education

Virtual classroom input and feedback in any form of online education does not offer the requisite motivation for an exciting child-learning in the manner traditional school or home classroom learning does.

The physical presence of a teacher keeps children and students stimulated and motivated through the interactive and interesting home or school classroom activities, enabling experiential learning and lesson knowledge retention ability.

In my years of teaching and tutoring experience, I have come to realize that achieving lesson learning objectives demands training school children and students in a controlled learning environment as the teacher properly guides and closely monitors them in addition to motivating them to perform optimally in any academic and social settings. This traditional in-person school or at-home learning offers a more practical approach than online distance education.

School children and students in online learning are expected to develop the skills of speed-learning. That is the ability to grasp things fast. How would a preschool or kindergarten school kids who have not developed such mental abilities for such free flow of virtual lessons learn? Your guess is as good as mine.

 

3. Traditional in-person school education is adaptable to different teaching methods and instructional styles unlike online learning

A good teacher can adapt different teaching methods and instructional styles in his or her home or school classroom and get better results than in online education.

He has wide arrays of facilities and resources during classroom activities to promote audio-visual learning and interactions to aid all categories or types of learners including Special Educational and Needs Disabilities (SEND) children.

Would such a learning mode suit them? Would the learning objectives be fully realized if slow-learning schoolchildren are taught independently in a time-limited online learning session in a situation that requires that they understand and do lesson evaluation activities within the allotted time?

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