Friends and Partners

Learning with a Partner

Taking courses for a job is almost the same as taking courses to graduate from school. One of the largest differences is that those learning for work will generally apply what they learn immediately. This works well for people able to understand the concepts and apply them, but some people can only do one. A person might find that learning with a partner who has a different difficulty is a good way to get through the class and learning the application process. Both can benefit if they are willing to work with each other.

Able to Understand

Theory is wonderful in the classroom, and there are few concerns about what happens in the real world. For those able to wade through difficult concepts in a field like healthcare training, taking courses could be a complete joy. Those same courses might not seem so fun when it comes time to apply their new knowledge. Some taking nursing courses have found it easy to understand how a blood pressure cuff works and why it is necessary. When it comes to taking the blood pressure of an actual patient, they may get lost as they try to apply their knowledge. It can be a handicap, but a study partner getting them through it the first few times could make a big difference.

Practical Application

There are many times when people take courses at work, and those seeking to advance might share a few classes. They could be taking ECG interpretation courses. While one student might struggle valiantly to keep up with the course, they could sail through the end result. Being able to interpret the information correctly could come naturally to them, but they might not know that until they reach that phase of learning. It may give them nightmares as they wonder if they will be able to do the job for which they are training.

Learning at Work

Many people might be surprised to realize even medical professionals can struggle through courses. Learning at work in that type of atmosphere can be difficult, so finding a good study partner might be essential to passing when taking healthcare assistant courses. A&L Healthcare offers courses that can be taken at work, but the information is online for several months after the courses have been completed. This would allow any student an opportunity to go back to the information with a study partner. They might be able to get a better grasp of the information when there is less time pressure.

Learning as an adult is not always easy, but a good study partner can be helpful. Getting through the classroom work might be an issue. The ability to perform an actual procedure might be an obstacle for another student. If each of these people work together, they can help their partner get through the most difficult phase to be able to complete their courses. It is not exactly a guarantee, but their chances for successful learning might just be better if they find the right person to help them as they navigate new work territory.