Through myriad lectures, I am finding that I learn best kinesthetically. Hands-on activities provide kinesthetic learners with a deeper understanding of material that they do not receive with lectures alone. Simply reading a textbook or following a power-point is great for note-taking, but I have found that notes are not enough for me. By actually doing, I benefit from practice, and the content is better stored in memory. Even with simple flashcards for memorizing vocabulary or historical dates, I will excel further than by skimming over a sheet of paper or by listening to the information repeatedly read aloud. If I achieve my goal of becoming a crime scene technician, my learning style will take me far because the job will require me to collect
After completing the questionnaire, it was determined that I am a strong kinesthetic learner. The results are not that surprising to me because I know that I learn the best by using examples to guide me and to use trial and error on certain problems. For example, in organic chemistry, I would use trial and error for the synthesis problems and I would heavily follow examples in class for drawing out mechanisms. Following given examples allow me to methodize how to do every type of problem using the examples. This strategy of methodizing helped me immensely in drawing out complicated reaction mechanisms. Instead of memorizing exactly what happens in each type of reaction, I simply looked at a few examples and noticed
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My learning style remains to be a tactile-kinesthetic learner. I’ve taken numerous learning style tests before and I always have the same results. This implies that I learn best when physically doing a project or activity. It does not mean that if I write items down I will not remember them, I will. My photographic memory is not off, but, it would stick better if I did projects hands-on. It helps to visualize the points I have read or are hearing about to get a better understanding of its background. Therefore, I enjoy creating ideas that will help learn by making displays as well as posters. I even play games to assist myself. While reading or listening to an instructor, I often shuffle my feet around or click my writing utensil. This helps
They will write out steps or procedures of a process to retain the information. They also take notes and may rewrite the notes to memorize what was being written. This type of learner learns exactly by reading and writing. Learners with kinesthetic preferences require whole body movement and real life experiences to absorb and retain material to be learned. A kinesthetic learns best when they are involved in solving the problem. They like hands on approaches and learn by trial and error. This type of learner may make it difficult for a teacher to manage. A kinesthetic learner has to move in some kind of way in order for them to learn, this may make it difficult for the teacher to relay the information to the other students. Approximately five percent of the population picks things up through touch or
This student’s preferred learning strategy compared to the learning strategy provided by V.A.R.K. is almost identical. The learning strategies that have been used throughout her education have always netted good results, which is evident by her grades. In the past other students have commented about her learning style and the amount of time spent on note taking, outlines, and writing out note cards, but she has perfected this process for her learning style.
There is of course also the issue of a different class style to grow accustomed to. It stands to reason that my strategies for taking notes during lectures would need work as lectures will become a commonality for me as a college student. The book mentions using the note taking process that works best for an individual and does not attempt to assign the label of best to any of the methods listed, because ideas are tools after all. The book also mentions the importance of each step of the note taking process and this seems to be where the most work is needed for me. At times certain steps are skimmed over and a greater attention to detail could assist me with learning more from my notes, and this is perhaps the biggest thing that can be taken from the book, and it does apply solely to note taking
A kinesthetic learner learns best by moving their bodies to activate their large or small muscles as they learn. This definitely fits me to the T. I never sit still; my hand and mouth have to be constantly moving in order for me to focus and retain any information. It also explains why my first grade teacher sent me home with multiple letters stating that I needed to be put on Ritalin. But that’s not all. I also learned from
During a lecture I often times will catch myself doodling on my paper when I should be taking notes. I often will remember the “real” things that happen. VARK helps recognize what will help different people with their different learning styles. VARK offers the SWOT – Study without tears as an example. They suggest converting your “notes” into a learnable package by reducing them. VARK suggests that your lecture notes maybe poor because the topics were
As a visual learner they would try to take notes during the lecture, would color code their notes, and pay attention to any visual aids that were being used. Where a kinesthetic learner would ask questions and participate in discussions, take a laptop for notes so that they are doing something actively with their hands during lectures, consider taking a three hour class versus one three hour class, Student Development Centre (2009). As a multimodal learner, it is easier to learn when doing more than just reading a textbook as it harder to understand than when doing something that is interactive.
The process all begins in the classroom for all veterinarians. Veterinary schools have started to alter their methods of teaching with technology since “students are still taught predominantly using centuries-old methods that make them passive recipients rather than active seekers of knowledge- the most common example is a professor standing in front of a group of students and talking. Lectures are a convenient way to convey large quantities of information but an imperfect way to learn, as student s are led to believe that academic success depends on memorizing as many details as possible. This is detrimental to the reflective and critical thinking.”(Urgently rethinking the way we teach veterinary medicine) Students who happen to grasp information from physically activity do not tend to thrive in this way of teaching. Further, more from my experience when a student solely is trying to memorize the information that the teacher is teaching, the student will not really learning it since they do not understand it, as well
Taking notes is great ways of helping one identify important concepts for future reference. Even if one has a great memory, they won't be able to remember everything that the that they hear or read, unless one has a permanent written record for their reference (Lombardi, 2012). There are several different ways in which a person can take notes. Three of these ways are Keyword Note-taking, Linear Note-taking and Time Lines.