We all learn in diverse ways, inclined by the combination of our past educational experiences, study practices and personal approach to particular tasks. This can be designated as our learning style, defined as ‘particular ways of gathering, processing and storing information and experiences’ (Cuthbert, P.F., 2005).
After learning the different learning patterns, I realized that many things can be classified and grouped simply by finding the pattern. In other words, we never really realize there are patterns in our actions and everyday processes until they are titled and classified. The thinking and learning process is an amazing thing and knowing in what order we perform these operations can help us to accomplish goals more realistically, knowing our capabilities and realistic abilities will enable us to both learn more efficiently as well as expand our mind and try to utilize every aspect of the learning process and strengthen our
Fleming (2005) stated that people can be grouped into four styles of learning: (Gravells, 2012), Visual, Aural, Read / Write and Kinaesthetic (VARK), with Honey and Mumford (1992) suggesting that learners are a...
Learning styles of individual students vary and as a consequence, learning needs also change from each student to the next (Liew, Sidhu, & Barua, 2015). The “styles” for learning that are widely adopted include the Visual, Auditory, Read/Write, Kinesthetic (VARK) model, developed by Fleming and Mills (1992) include Visual (V), Auditory (A), Read/Write (R) and Kinaesthetic (K) types of learning approaches. The Visual (V) learner learns best by the use of information by visual means (using of charts, mindmaps, and other visual aids). The Auditory (A) learner understands best by
People learn in various ways and at different rates, some learn much from reading and could be considered a visual learner whilst others find it difficult to get anything from reading and prefer to listen, possibly to others explaining, an auditory learner or perhaps they learn from doing practically and could be regarded as kinetic learners, but whichever way we prefer to learn to be effective the learning cycle must be fully completed. We go through an experience, think about what happened, reach some conclusions and put them into practice.
We can gain knowledge through learning in several different ways, such as reading a book or by using technology. There are pros and cons to both ways of reading; the internet has a vast majority of information, whereas books are limited to what is written inside. Whichever way we choose to read we need to remember to stay
According to the Felder and Soloman Learning Styles inventory, I am an Active-Intuitive-Visual-Sequential Learner. However, none of my results were particularly radicalized as I scored 1-3 across all the dimensions meaning that I’m impartial to a specific learning strategy.
The result from the test indicates I am very strongly an Active learner. I moderately prefer Sensing and Visual and Sequential and Global learning styles. As an Active learner, I learn better by physically doing or explaining information. Which I agree with I do understand information better if I can explain a procedure or problem to someone else. I believe in takes a thorough understanding of an idea, to be able to explain it to someone else. Finding some way to be involved in a lesson will always help me to understand information better. Most of the time I can understand the concept if a student explains a topic to me. I always like to study in a group. Studying in
Knowing the various forms of intelligence and learning strategies can help develop a better understanding of how you take in new information and better help your life learning.
According to the results of the Learning Preferences Survey, my preferred learning style is Visual/ Verbal. I had a total score of 18 in the visual/ verbal column which was actually the highest in the perceptual learning preferences survey that I took. The visual/ verbal learning style is an indication that I prefer graphical organization to access and understand new information in addition to avid reading and note- taking. The second learning style in the perceptual learning preferences was tactile/ kinesthetic in which I had a total score of 16. This learning style involves using one’s body, hands, and sense of touch. The visual/ nonverbal and auditory learning styles, on the other hand, tied with 13 points. The visual/nonverbal
People learn in different ways. Some people learn by reading books and absorbing knowledge from them, others by doing things and learn from their own experience or listening to people, their advice and analysing their mistakes. It is important to be able to choose the best way of learning according to particular situation and be able to adopt all the methods to improve the learning. Everyone has their own way of learning, which is often a mixture of different learning styles that the best correspond to us.
Personal learning styles are highly complex and unique to specific individuals. It is often difficult to pinpoint an exact learning style. Though there are different categories, we often fine tune them to our own abilities. By examining our traits and tendencies we create a clearer understanding of how we process and learn information. With careful review, I have developed a specific analysis of my learning characteristics, including an evaluation of skill levels. Based on what I have recently learned and know from experience, I have also devised a structured plan for improvement of time management and study skills.
When it comes to absorbing information into a useful format that can be used and applied into our experience of life, learning matters. Recently, I have begun to look at the idea of learning in a new way, thanks to the work of many researchers who sought to understand how the human mind learns. In this paper, I will focus on one particular learning model that was presented by Neal Fleming and discuss how it affects my personal learning.
Rita Smilkstein is one brain researcher who recognizes the importance of learning how we learn. According to Dr. Smilkstein, there are six steps to the Natural Human Learning Process (NHLP). Knowing just these six steps guarantees the knowledge of how people learn, because it is the only way people can learn. The first step is motivation to learn something, whether that is from need or interest or something else. Motivation is why people start learning, and why people continue to learn. The second step is beginning practice, which involves learning and understanding the basics through either trial and error or being taught by someone more experienced. The third step to the NHLP is advanced practice, or trying new things and perfecting the basics that were learned in step two. Fourth is skillfulness, which means making fewer mistakes and being able to stand out from
Learning is a multifaceted perception unique to each individual. In looking to address the intricacies of learning, there have been a multitude of learning theories established over the centuries. To this day new theories are developed and traditional theories continue to be developed and expanded upon. (Swinburne Online, 2016)