What should be the proportion of theory and practical in education?
I really don't think it is 50:50. But I firmly believe that in any given course practical should be more than theory. In contrast to this, we have practical courses wherein students are extremely busy in writing assignments. Theory gives explanation of practical and it is always followed by practical. Apples were falling from times immemorial and Mr. Newton theorized the process and reasons. It is not like teaching grammatical rules first then teaching language. The rise of the (sub)disciplines like 'Applied Philosophy', 'Applied Linguistics', 'Applied Mathematics' suggests that we are moving from theory to practice. I am waiting for the day when we will have a course in Applied Ethics/Humanity!!!
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