About a year ago, my son turned 15 and got his learner’s permit to drive. He was aware of all of the laws. In fact, in his opinion he had become an expert in the driving laws of the State of Georgia. Um…yeah.
However, it quickly became apparent that while he had indeed watched experienced drivers from the backseat for 15 years and he had diligently studied the books in preparation for his exam, he didn’t have the basic skills needed to actually drive. Why? He had never been behind the wheel on the road. Talking about a skill and actually performing a skill are totally different things. In the classroom, lecture-based education and hands-on education produce different results.