Learning to learn

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Learning to learn

  1. 1. 1 Understanding Your Learning Styles to Enhance your Development General Snapshot – But It Requires Focus!
  2. 2. 2 • Gain an insight into your preferred learning styles • Discover the different varieties and flavors of learning styles • Learn how to build on your strengths. 2
  3. 3. 3 Learning styles are various approaches of taking in, organizing and processing information. Have you ever wondered how our learning influences success and happiness? What is a learning style?
  4. 4. 4 Overview of different styles 1.Visual learners 2.Auditory learners 3.Reading/writing- preference learners 4.Kinesthetic learners Which one are you? Do you have a blend of these? What happensif you just have one style?
  5. 5. 5 Visual Learners • Pictures, plots, charts, diagrams • Films, demonstrations, seeing practical work • Memorize by visualizing the information (e.g. words) • Like making illustrations in notes • Loves to use colours and diagrams What happens if you are a visual learner, but don’t focus?
  6. 6. 6 Auditory Learners • Listening to information,does not like to read • Listening to music, etc - while studying • Reading out aloud to themselves • Oral exams What happens if you enjoy listening, but don’t focus?
  7. 7. 7 Read/Write Preference • Written explanations • Reading books • Written notes • Post-it everywhere 7
  8. 8. 8 Kinesthetic Learners • Learn by doing things • Have difficulty sitting passively through lectures • Move around while revising things • Like experiments, group activities etc.
  9. 9. 9 Step vs Ah ha Sequential Learners Global Learners Prefer a linear, step-by-step process Absorb information almost randomly without seeing the connections, then suddenly “get it” –its like the AH HA moment
  10. 10. 10 Sensing Learners (concrete) Intuitive Learners (abstract) • Like to solve facts •well-established methods • Patient with details and good at memorizing facts • Prefer observable, concrete information • Prefer discovering possibilities and relationships • Like innovation and dislike repetition • Grasp abstract concepts • Have difficulty memorizing facts Other styles
  11. 11. 11 Active Learners Reflective Learners • Same as kinesthetic • Understand by doing • Prefer working in groups • Have difficulty sitting passively through lectures • Think about information before applying it • Prefer working alone Other styles
  12. 12. 12 • People are a mix of various styles. • Understanding your style, will help you focus on the things which make the biggest difference. Conclusions Do you know what your learning style is? How can it help you build enhanced confidence?
  13. 13. The Magic Key • The key is awareness, it is about understandinghow you think you think? • It is about turning the key to unlock the power of your mind and what it can do. • Challenging yourself is one of the best learning tips I provide!

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