Studies have shown that hands-on learning contributes to a successful education.
When hands-on activities are employed, teaching is more fun and students are more motivated to learn. 86% of RAFT teachers tell us they are doing more hands-on activities in their classrooms since joining RAFT, and 89% report offering a wider variety of hands-on activities. 93% report that their students are more engaged in learning and retain knowledge longer as a result of their hands-on experiences. (RAFT Member Survey, January, 2009).
Please find below studies and white papers that support the importance of hands on methods of teaching in the 21st century.
By using handson instruction, educators are fostering the 21st century skills that students need to be successful: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Hands-on activities encourage a lifelong love of learning and motivate students to explore and discover new things.Read More
RAFT hands-on learning model promotes achievement in Bay Area schools. An independent research study shows that RAFT Hands-on Learning Activities engage students and improves academic performance.Read More