Hands-on learning is where instructors engage with students in direct experience and focused reflection to enhance students’ knowledge, skillset and values. Hands-on learning allows students to learn through experiencing something and can give them an opportunity to immerse themselves in a learning environment, while putting their acquired skills to use and building new skills.
Hands-on-learning means learning by doing. This type of learning is best suited for kinesthetic learners, who learn from examples. Hands-on learning is another term for experiential learning, where individuals immerse themselves in a subject to learn. Students learn from partaking in activities rather than passively reading a book or attending a lecture. Some examples include completing lab experiments in a chemistry class or writing a poem in an English class. This type of learning can lead to increased retention of the material and is a way for students to practice developing their problem-solving skills.