Theoretical Knowledge Vs Practical Application

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“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 

The knowledge you get is more important, than from where you get that knowledge. You can easily find examples of people who went or didn’t went to school but rather they went on to have a great success. 

Theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge are like two sides of the coin, both are equally important. It is necessary to understand both the ends of the spectrum. It takes hours to acquire the art of practical techniques putting in the time to understand how these techniques fit into a larger context and how they work. 

Theoretical knowledge means learning anything without adopting practical approach. It helps you understand why one technique is successful while the other fails. Theory teaches you the experience of others. Theoretical knowledge can give you a deeper understanding of a concept through seeing it in the context of understanding the why behind it. 

Practical education is better because it makes you capable enough to know how things happen in the real world. The best part of practical application is whatever we learn through the practical way that knowledge will remain with us for a longer period. In practical application, we learn the facts in an interesting manner which are the best part of learning. If you enjoy your study then you will never get bored or feel nervous of it. Today our education system needs a practical approach therefore, they put prominence on the experience of ‘hands on learning’. Practical knowledge can give the best exposure of learning. The scope of practical knowledge is very wide, there are some things you can only learn through doing and experiencing. (For e.g.: An “on the job” experience which is also called Internship.) Practical knowledge can often lead to a deeper understanding of a concept through the act of personal experience. 

Theoretical learning is what the knowledge is about and the practical application is how the knowledge learnt needs to be implemented in certain real life situations. The mode of practical application along with theory gives everyone a clear explanation about the facts. Theory teaches about the experiences of others while by practically experiencing the particular task you can build your own experiences. Philosophically, knowledge is intangible but the practical application made it tangible by applying those skills in practice. 

Ramnani, Manish. 2021. “Theoretical Knowledge Vs Practical Application”.

See Also

Bradley, Steven. 2012. “The Value Of Theoretical And Practical Knowledge – Vanseo Design”. Vanseo Design.

“Theoretical Vs Practical Knowledge”. 2016. Medium.

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