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  • 1. Tiffany Malcolm February 17, 2012 Chapter 3- Learning How You Learn1.) Why explore who you are as a learner? - Building metacognition {which refers to thinking about thinking} and self-knowledge will help become a better student and decision maker because the more you know about yourself, the more effectively you can analyze courses, study environments. -Self-knowledge also help you come up with ideas as well as practical choices about what, how and where to study. -You can also learn to understand how other people learn differently than you and improve teamwork. -Become aware of how to cope and grow in college and in the work field. -Develop into a successful lifelong learner.2.) What tools will help you assess how you learn and interact with others? -Multiple Pathways to Learning is learning preferences assessment focusing on eight areas of potential, based on Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences {MI} theory. -Gardner develop the belief that the traditional view of intelligence is based on mathematical, logical, and verbal measurements comprising an intelligence quotient {IQ} -Based on the 8 intelligences; Bodily-Kinesthetic, Verbal-Linguistic, Visual-Spatial, Logical-Mathematical, Musical, Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Naturalistic -Personality assessments help you understand how you respond to the world around you, including people, work, and school. -Also helps guides you as you explore majors and careers. -The concept of dividing human beings into 4 basic personality types, in the Personality Spectrum, goes as far back as Aristole and Hippocrates. -The personality Spectrum “helps you identify the kind of interactions that are most and least comfortable to you” -Dimensions can change over time in reaction to new experiences, effort and practice. -The 4 dimensions are Thinker, Organizer, Giver and Adventurer3.) How can you use your self-knowledge? - In the classroom you can recognize matches and mismatches between yourself and the instructors -Appreciate matches/mismatches among classmates
  • 2. -Overcome mismatches by asking for additional help from the instructor, finding a tutor, or joining a study group -Choose technology that is appropriate for your style -Select a major and a career plan that make the most of your strengths -Draw on your insights to be an effective employee and team player4.) How can you identify and manage learning disabilities? - Learning disabilities are neurological disorders that interfere with one’s ability to store, process, and produce information. -A disability must be diagnosed by a licensed professional to receive publically-funded aid -You can manage your learning disabilities by: -Contact the designated advisor on your campus -Accommodations may include: -Extended test time -Note taking assistance -Modified assignments -Assistive technology -Stay informed about your disability. -Be a responsible student and take charge of your learning