Theories of Learning

WHAT ABOUT IT?

Learning Style, is an individual’s innate or habitual pattern of decoding, processing, acquiring or absorbing information.

Learning is not easy. There are so many destructions that can slow down one’s learning process. Individuals also differ in how they learn. Some people effectively absorb information with the radio on, some when they hear themselves like reading/reciting aloud in their room or toilet. And some absorbs more when there is silence.

That is why it is important to know the best learning style for you. It will make you learning process easier, more effective and more pleasant. In applying the best and most effective learning style, you are actually using your strengths to maximise your your learning experience.

Learning is a complex process. So how will you know the effective learning style for you? Having a look at the different learning theories will help.

Learning theories are studies that aims to describe and explain the how individuals learn. It is most especially important in the teaching-learning process. Knowing how students learn will guide the teacher on how she will manage the class, how she will design the the teaching material, deliver the lesson and evaluate/assess the progress of each students.

Of course learning style varies from one learner to another. A teacher might have a class of 25 students and will have to handle 25 different learning styles. And so at the start of the course or semester, it will be advatageous for the teacher to assess, identify or get a good idea of how each of the students learn.

HOW AM I DOING?

I tried one Learning style quiz and the result is that I am a Visual Learner

Learning Style Quiz Result

Explanation from : http://www.howtolearn.com/learning-styles-quiz

“Visual Learners you prefer to think in pictures or movies. This style is most effective when you want to create and recall images when you read, or when you are taking a written test. School caters to highly visual learners because they make images when taking written tests, and can retrieve the information they learned much faster. The old adage, “one picture is worth a thousand words” is true for visual learners. Visual learners tend to be neat and organized and their learning style preference tends to most closely match most educational and company working environments.”

“Auditory Learners If your highest preference is auditory, you prefer to learn by listening and often recall the words you’ve heard in your mind. If you are taking a written test, this tends to slow you down because you are speaking to yourself as you read.”

“Kinesthetic Learners If your highest preference is kinesthetic, you prefer to be a hands-on learner and most likely love to move around frequently, like athletics, and to build things with your hands. Be grateful for your talents and also, it is important to know that most company and school environments cater to people whose highest learning style preference is visual. To find out specifically how to empower yourself to add some visual learning style techniques to make your life easier in school or at work.”

HOW ABOUT YOU…WATCHAMATHINK?

Try the Learning Style Quiz at http://www.howtolearn.com/learning-styles-quiz

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