Analysis Of The Sacramento Fire Department And The Fire Ground

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Auditory Learners Auditory learners tend to excel in learning through study groups, discussions, and listening to lectures. • On the drill ground, drills should be thoroughly explained to these individuals before they perform them. • Auditory learners should be encouraged to ask multiple questions and go over the drills steps out loud with the instructor. • When learning a new skill, it can help auditory learners to go over steps out loud as they perform the skill. • While reading and studying, auditory learners are encouraged to read out loud to help process information. • Auditory learners can also excel at learning from videos online. There are multiple instructional videos via on the internet demonstrating skills and…show more content…
• Many companies around the world use the VARK (visual, aural, read/write, kinesthetic) questionnaire for their employees. The questionnaire consists of a series of questions designed to help individuals understand what learning style they are. • At the end of the questionnaire, the individual is given points in each category of learning style based on their answers. • For example: I scored a 7 in Aural and a 3 in each of the other categories. This has allowed me to adapt my study practices to include reading out loud to help me retain information and asking multiple questions while at work to help me understand concepts. Another way Captains can help individuals succeed is to understand the different personalities of their crew members. Personalities can be grouped into five main categories: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism. • “Openness is the degree to which a person is curious, original, intellectual, creative, and open to new ideas. People high in openness seem to thrive in situations that require being flexible and learning new things.” (Barrick, M., & Mount, M. (1991). The big five personality dimensions and job performance: A meta-analysis. (pp. 44, 1-26). Houston: Personnel Psychology.) • “Conscientiousness refers to the degree to which a person is organized, systematic, punctual, achievement oriented, and dependable. Conscientiousness is the on personality

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