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Visual learners commonly learn through the use of images, pictures, graphic organizers, illustration, etc. For these learners it is not difficult to visualize objects through words spoken verbally or read from text. These learners also share a good spatial sense and have a good sense of direction. Visual learners share a passion for drawing, art, scribbling and doodling, especially with colors.
• As Visual learners we rely on visual aids like charts, graphs, maps and written notes• It is important for us to see the information to acquire an adequate understanding • We have good photographic memory• As visual learners, we are also detail orientated and organized.
Visuals are imperative to the learning of this group but working in an online environment, which is predominated by mainly text based readings, these may not always available. Directions, which are clear and written coherently are imperative to our learning which are not always provided by group members. Visual learners require a detailed schedule of what needs to be completed at particular time, day, etc. › As each group member usually does not require these details to be on paper this is not always availble in a group setting.
• For visual learners it is important for team members to include: • visuals such as color to highlight important points and use visual words when explaining a concept.• When assigning tasks it is important for visual learners: • to ask group members for clear directions and in turn it is necessary for group members to provide these detailed and coherent directions.• Visuals learners need to develop personal schedules to meet deadlines when working in teams as a way to keep on track. • In an online learning setting schedules can be posted by visual learners for other team members who may also be visual learners.
Verbal learners generally feel at ease expressing their ideas both verbally and in writing. Verbal learners get more out of words--written and spoken explanations. Learn through reading and writing and enjoy these activities thoroughly. Are well versed and have an extensive vocabulary.
As a verbal learner I feel that I am able to express my opinions and thoughts easily both verbally and in writing I share an interest in reading and writing I am able to express myself and communicate effectively with those around me In relation to communication, I am also a good listener Learning different languages fascinates me and I enjoy learning new words and exploring ways to expand my vocabulary
As a Verbal learners some of the challenges I may encounter working in a team include: › As an online student a problem I may encounter as a verbal learner is the inability to communicate face to face. It is very important for verbal learners to orally express and communicate what they are learning. › Verbal learners are expressive and enjoy writing and sharing their perspectives with others, this may be overbearing in a group setting as it may sway others not to participate and in turn allow me to always take on the leadership position.
I can overcome my challenge of face to face/vocal communication by: › using conference calls or tools such as Skype to establish communication with my team members. As a verbal learner written expression is key, to allow each member to participate and vocalize their opinions equally: › I will provide each member of the group an opportunity to respond before I write too many comments. › Also I need to allow each group member to take on the leadership role and not always take on this role myself.
A Solitary Learner is said tobe an individual who isindependent, self-motivatedand private both in personaland professional life.This type of person is veryself-aware and whoorganizes their life in a verymethodical and focused way.Solitary learners thrive onstructure and organization.
“You are organized and feel comfortable making plans and setting goals. You know your direction in life and work to achieve it.”“You like to spend time alone.You may have a personalhobby. You prefer travelling inremote places away fromcrowds.”“You prefer to work onproblems by retreating tosomewhere quiet and may notlike working in groups.”
The Challenge: A cooperative learning team or group is obviously not ideal for those that thrive in a solitary learning environment. › Problems that may arise are: withdrawing from the group becoming frustrated with having to make concessions › However, by recognizing a few key challenges and establishing solutions, a solitary learner can be a useful contributor to the team’s success.
Use Other Team Members Assign Yourself a Key Role Positively: or Responsibility in the group: › Although solitary learners › In a team environment enjoy working independently, the intrapersonal learner other team members can play needs to be able to recognize their individual a crucial role in their learning role or responsibility in experience. the group. › A solitary learner may often hit › With a clear role, can act goal oriented when roadblocks or have concerns undertaking their specific that arise in their studies. responsibility and Other team members should inevitably contribute positively to the team. be used positively to clarify information as it may be more efficient to look to others for help rather than spend too much time trying to work it out themselves.
Prepare to Make Concessions and Be Flexible › A team environment encompasses various viewpoints and expertise. › Although the solitary learner has clear personal goals and objectives, they must be ready to make concessions for others whose opinions or goals misalign or contradict their own. › Solitary learners must remember their behaviours, thoughts and actions have a large influence over the overall team performance. A willingness to accept others thoughts and feelings can lead to a more positive outcome for both themselves and the team.