Learning: The acquisition ofknowledge or skills throughexperience, practice, study,or by being taught.The problem is there is noeasy way learn.
Discovering How You Learn Learning style: An VARK individual’s natural or habitual pattern of The Kolb Inventory acquiring and processing information in The Myers-Briggs Type- learning situations. Indication Multiple Intelligences
How can determining yourlearning style supplementyour college success?
V.A.R.K-measures your preferences for using you senses to learn Visual: learns information through charts, graphs, symbols, and other visual means. Aural: Prefer to hear information Read/Write: Prefer to learn information that is displayed as words. Kinesthetic: Prefer to learn through experience and practice.
Using V.A.R.K To StudyMore Effectively -Underline or high light notes -use charts, or graphs to explain concepts -Talk with others to verify your notes and overall understanding -Read out loud and ask yourself class -Rewrite notes -Write study question -Read notes silently -Use all your senses in learning -Supplement your work with real-world examples
The Kolb InventoryFour kinds of abilities of Learning StylesConcrete experience abilities: -1980 David KolbLearning through feelings andreactions to an experience. -More complex then V.A.R.K -Focuses on abilities we need toReflective observation abilities: develop in order to learnLearning is influenced fromwatching and learning.Abstract conceptualizationabilities: Learning throughanalyzing in a systematicmethod.Active experimentation: learningby doing
Kolb’s Four- Stage cycle of learning Assimilator: you like to think about abstract concepts .Often major in math , physics or chemistryConverger: you like a world of ideas and theories and can easily applythem to real like situations. Tend to choose health related and engineering majors.Accommodator: you prefer hands-onlearning and skilled at making thingshappen. Often Business or marketing majors.Diverges: Imagination, brainstorming and an open mind. Often in liberal arts and social science.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator-Investigates basic personality characteristics and how thoserelate to human interaction and learning-Isabel Briggs Myers and mother, Katharine Cook Briggs-measures psychological type as developed in the personality theory of Carl Gustav Jung
How to use your strongest and Sensing Get the factsweakest preferences Intuitions Get the ideas In result, there are 2 possible Thinking Critically analyze choices for each of four Feeling Make informed preferences leading to 16 value judgments possible psychological types. For each type it’s important to Introversions Think it throughunderstand the perks and how to Judging Organize andput each into use while studying. plan Extraversion Take action Perceiving Change your plan as needed
Multiple Intelligence-1983 by Dr. Howard Gardner-Based on the premise that thetraditional notion of humanintelligence is very limited.-Proposed 8 differentintelligences
Given your learningstyle how can youmanage in a typicalclassroom setting?
Learning With a Disability -usually recognized and diagnosed in grade school -Affect people’s ability tointerpret what they see and hear or the link between different parts of the brain.-can impede writing, reading, or mathematic skill-broad range, difficult to pinpoint -Attention or cognitive disabilities
ADD/ADHD -Attention deficit (hyperactive)disorder -Don’t seem to listen or follow directions-Work appears careless and messy -Can be improved through medication or organizationpractices such as large calendars
Dyslexia-Reading disorder-difficulty assigning theappropriate sounds and letters-Trouble relating new ideas andforming memory
If diagnosed with alearning disability,what steps wouldyou take to ensureacademic success?
Apply your learning style to your everyday life.Eventually you will learn in a different, smarter andmore efficient way.Work to adjust in a typical classroom with the adviceaimed towards your learning styleDon’t give into obstacles such as ADD or Dyslexia.Many others have pushed through it and so can you.