Explore the different learning theories and learning styles Essay

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Trident University
Explore the different learning theories and learning styles
TUX101- The Trident University Experience
17 February 2013

Introduction

For this case study assignment, I will be writing about what Visual, Aural, Read/write, and
Kinesthetic (VARK) learning style or styles I have and how it relates to two different learning theories. I will also be discussing how my identified VARK learning style or styles will affect my online educational pursuit.

After taking the Visual, Aural, Read/write, and Kinesthetic VARK questionnaire study, I found based upon the answers to the questions I was asked, I was deemed to have a multimodal learning style
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Behaviorism learners are shaped by positive and negative reinforcement and feed back which in turn would increase the possibility of an event happening again. If you were to incorporate negative reinforcement than it would decrease the possibility of an event happening again. In essence, Behaviorism learning tasks require a low degree of processing (sounds good to me) and associated with frequent behavioral responses (Positive feedback/reinforcement). I am a simple minded man who loves positive feedback and reinforcement. I will excel in whatever
I do with this type of theory. I’m sure many excelled throughout the years under this theory.
Who doesn’t like hearing that they done a great job? I think my learning style can relate to this type of theory. Let’s move on to the Constructivism learning theory. Constructivism learning is based on real life experiences to solve problems. It encourages hands on and collaborative or group based learning which would broaden brainstorming ideas and expand points of views.
Because of the items mentioned, I believe that both the Constructivism learning theory and
Behaviorism learning theory would best relate to my learning style. My Multimodal learning style will defiantly have some pros and cons that will affect my online educational pursuit. My main concern since I haven’t
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