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4 Learning styles by Kolb

A brief introduction of 4 learning styles based on work of Kolb.

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4 Learning styles by Kolb

  1. 1. Learning Styles
  2. 2. Outline Introduction 4 learning styles  Activist  Reflector  Theorist  Pragmatist Conclusion
  3. 3. Introduction Published in 1982 Based upon the work of Kolb Developed by Peter Honey and Alan Mumford 4 Learning Styles
  4. 4. 4 learning styles  Activist  Reflector  Theorist  Pragmatist
  5. 5. Activist  Learn by doing  Prefer activities: • Brainstorming • Problem solving • Group discussing • Puzzles • Competitions • Role-play
  6. 6. Strengths  Flexible + Open-minded  Happy to “have a go”  Enjoy new situations  Thrive on the challenges of new experiences
  7. 7. Weaknesses  Not consider many choices  Do too much themselves  Hog limelight  No sufficient preparation before doing  Get bored easily
  8. 8. Reflector  Learn by observing + thinking about what happened  Prefer activities • self analysis questionnaires • personality questionnaires • observing activities • feedback from others • interviews
  9. 9. Strengths  Careful + thoughtful  Thorough + methodical  Love to listen to + assimilate info   Rarely jump to conclusions
  10. 10. Weaknesses  Rare direct participation  Rarely reach a decision  Too cautious  Not usually assertive
  11. 11. Theorist  Learn by understand the theory behind the actions  Prefer activities  models  statistics  stories  quotes  background information  applying theories
  12. 12. Strengths  Vertical thinking  Rational and objective   Good at asking probing questions  
  13. 13. Weaknesses  Restricted in lateral thinking  Hate uncertainty/disorder  No “subjective”/ “intuitive”
  14. 14. Pragmatist  Learn by put the learning into practice in the real world.  Activities  Find method apply learning in reality  case studies  problem solving  discussion
  15. 15. Strengths  Love testing things out in practice  Technique oriented  Down to earth  Business-like  Get straight to the point
  16. 16. Weaknesses  No “things without obvious application”   No theory  Seize on the first expedient solution to a problem  Impatient
  17. 17. Conclusion Activist Reflector Theorist Pragmatist
  18. 18. Thanks For Listening.

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