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A short exploration of learning and learning styles aimed a first year university students

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    • Learning Styles
      Orna Farrell
      Orna.farrell@dbs.ie
    • The importance of learning
      Employment
      Employability
      Change
      Personal Development
      Organisational Learning
    • Learning: Behaviourists
      Behaviourist
      Learning through stimulus, response & reward
      Pavlov (1927)
      Skinner (1965)
      Conditioning
      Input.......output
    • Learning: Cognitive
      Perception, memory &
      concept formation
      Demonstrate understanding by applying knowledge to solving a problem
      Kolb(1984) Experiential learning
    • Successful learning
      Write down, something you think you are good at...........
      Write down a few words about how you became good at this.................
    • Successful learning
      Did you write?
      Practice
      Trial and error
      Repetition
      Having a go
      Experimenting
      Most people “learn by doing"
    • Did you know?
      It is claimed that the average rate of retention when learning new material is:
      10% of what is read
      20% of what is heard
      30% of what is seen
      50% of what is seen and heard
      70% of what the trainee says
      90% of what the trainee says and does
      (Foot and Hook 1996, p. 180)
    • Learning in College
      •Autonomy
      •Accountability
      •Time Management
      •Interactive
      •Asking, not just listening!
    • VAKS learning styles (for your portfolio)
      The theory of learning styles assumes that each individual has a specific way of learning, when used can improve performance
      Visual: seeing and reading
      Auditory: listening and speaking
      Kinaesthetic: touching and doing
    • What is your learning style?
      Visual: use of seen or observed things, including pictures, diagrams, demonstrations, displays, handouts, films, flip-chart
      Auditory:involves the transfer of information through listening: to the spoken word, of self or others, of sounds and noises
      Kinaesthetic:involves physical experience -touching, feeling, holding, doing, practical hands-on experiences
    • Your learning style
      Are you surprised by the result?
      What are the class learning styles?
    • What now?
      You can use your learning style to tailor your study and learning methods
      You can describe your learning style in your porfolio