Group Learning Vs Self Learning
What is it that differentiates the best students from the rest? More often than not, if you analyse,you’ll realise that those who lay emphasis on self study are the ones who outperform the others.
While group study in the form of classrooms has its own importance, the key lies incomplementing the efforts with adequate self study on a regular basis to reinforce the concepts.
So the question is not really whether you should opt for group learning or self learning, but howwell you can add value to your group learning by balancing it with self learning.
No doubt, given today’s competitive environment, children must develop sound interpersonal and team skills right from childhood. It is only possible to develop these skills in a group setting.
But whatever the activity one chooses – studies, sports or any other hobby, success can be achieved only by further honing those skills at an individual level, under the personal guidance of a teacher or trainer. Hence, the importance of self- learning, when it comes to academics.
Advantages of self learning over group learning
Self learning is a habit, a discipline that can go a long way in inculcating a sense ofresponsibility in students.
● Inculcates a sense of discipline
An easy way of instilling the habit of self study right in the formative years is by making self learning material available to children and giving personalized worksheets for regular practice.
These worksheets not only enhance their prowess in a subject, but also improve their time management skills and proficiency in the subject.
While these worksheets can be used in group settings too, it will not be easy to pay personal attention to each child every time. In that case, those who are lagging behind tend to suffer and the focus again shifts to self-study, so they can catch up with the others.
● Thrive in a stress-free free environment
Another important benefit of self study is that it can be done at a pace that best suits the child, thus making it stress-free. For example, 360 Learning provides you with a number of worksheets that are delivered at your doorstep for your self directed learning once you register with us, and then collected within 4-5 days for evaluation and feedback.
Each worksheet is personalised based on the child’s unique needs and understanding of the subject. This allows the child to bring out their best potential and thrive in a stress-free environment, since there is no peer pressure or comparison with others. The focus is on self-improvement. This is not the case with group learning.
● Greater flexibility
Viz a viz group learning, self learning offers a greater degree of flexibility since children can pursue it at a time and place of their choice. This also allows them more time at hand to pursue their other interests, such as music, sports etc. which too are vital for their growth and development.
It is important to remember that whatever the means, the main aim of studies is develop a love for the subject and be thorough with the concepts. So there is no escaping self learning as a means to reinforce what you’ve learnt in a group setting in the classroom etc.
Personalized worksheets are the main conduit that can help you to grasp a subject clearly by way of regular practice. We at 360 Learning, believe in this and hence help facilitate your child’s self-learning efforts through our personalized English worksheets as well as Math worksheets, so they can master these subjects in a fun yet effective manner.