Learning Style Comparison Essay

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Learning Style Comparison
HSN/540 Teaching and Learning Strategies

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Learning Styles Comparison

In today’s job market employers are seeking individuals that are ready to take on new positions that require advance training. The job market is very competitive and the low skill jobs are disappearing forcing adults to return to school to learn new skills and be trained to fill these new positions. An Individual that is aware of his or her learning style will have a have a higher percentage succeeding in an educational environment than an individual that is not of aware of his or her learning style. In an effort to discover my learning style I will describe my learning
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How an individual interacts with a social context can also facilitated learning the individual might learn best within a group setting or prefers to study alone.
Kolb’s Experiential Learning Model postulates that new learning experience is built on top or dependent on what has been learned in the past or in other words individual’s learning experience. Kolb noted that there are four modes of learning and that the modes are broken up into two categories, and those two categories are subdivided two more times. The first category is learning that occurs to perception and the second category is processing and denotes how an individual’s goes about learning. The first category is subdivided into two opposite viewpoints concrete experience and abstract conceptualization (Merriam, Caffarella, & Baumgartner, 2007,
p. 136; Cassidy, 2004). The second category is formatted the same as the first category but the two opposing viewpoints are reflective observation and active experimental. These four learning modes can describe individual’s learning style into four categories that can be represented by the diverger, assimilator, converger, and accommodator. An individual learning style will be describe as a combination of the four basic learning modes there might be a strong preference for one mode but in general the learning style
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