Many times that we hear people saying “experience is the best teacher.” Undoubtedly this is true like what Catherine Palomo stressed on. But I have to agree with what Robenile Malit suggested that experience is far better to view as “essential” in the completion of learning. Experience itself does not give a lesson to the person for it is the individual himself who will equate a learning opportunity for every experience he had. We can always choose to ignore or to maximize whatever situation that we encounter.
Like Roshiley Tilistyak (a nurse also), nursing procedures are taught through lectures and return demonstrations in school but it is during repeated hands-on experiences that we actually capture the essence of doing them. Sometimes, I encounter difficulty understanding such procedures until having the chance of doing it in the real setting. Many times I told myself “Ganun lang pala kadali!”
Lastly, let me quote what Malikha Marist Antonio shared in the discussion forum. “Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t” -Pete Seeger
Keep going everyone! God bless 😀
Catherine Palomo. How True that Experience Determines Learning. Retrieved May 28, 2013 from http://myportal.upou.edu.ph/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=46128