Running Head: RUNNING STYLES TESTS How Learning Styles are used in Higher Education Name: University: Course: Tutor: Date: Learning styles incorporate various methods used the dissemination of knowledge and skills mostly in an education setting. Supporters of learning styles have suggested that learners require an interactive approach to learning, one that suits their style of learning. Therefore, teachers should adopt teaching practices that are in line with the needs of the student within the social, cultural and emotional precincts of the learners. It is therefore important to make learning as individual as possible (Kolbs, 1984). With regard to this, several theories have come up since the 1970s explaining different approaches to learning.
Learning is a process by which we acquire knowledge skills an understanding of abstract. ‘The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.’ Tony Robbins Everyone has a combination of learning styles. Some people may find that they have a main style of learning, with a lesser amount ofuse of the other styles.
Honey and Mumford identified these as ‘activists’, ‘reflectors’, ‘theorists’ and ‘pragmatists’. The individual’s ability to understand, process, conceptualize ideas and gain knowledge using specific approach or method is referred to as learning style. In order words, learning styles are various approaches students absorb and retain information. Different theorists, and proponents of learning styles, have given various definitions and meanings to learning style. Berings, Poell, Simons, & Van Veldhoven (2007) defined learning styles as “people’s personal tendencies in their use of learning strategies”.
Running head: Journal Article - Andragogy Journal Article – Andragogy and Where It Leads Theory and Methods of Educating Adults ABSTRACT Andragogy is the art and science of helping adult learners. It is this premise that will be explored throughout this paper. Andragogy is a learning theory that addresses the special aspects of adult learning. Although, it can be traced back to a German grammar teacher Alexander Kapp in 1833, it was not until it was introduced by Malcolm Knowles’ in 1968 that it became popular theory. Knowles’ concept for andragogy incorporated four assumptions: maturity, allowing a person to move from dependent to self directing learning, adults accumulating experiences that they use as resources for learning, adults learning relying on their social culture and adults learning that is problem centered opposed to subject centered.
The Active Learning Style There are different types of learning styles defined simply as "a preferred way of acquiring knowledge and processing information. Many study are already made about learning and teaching style by asking your self what’s my style? In general, they can be called personality learning styles. By having an idea of exactly what a learning style is we can go over the basic types of learning styles. First, there is the Visual Learning Style.
It sounds simple, but when you break the process down it becomes much more complicated. In this paper we will discuss four different types of learning. We will also evaluate the rules of conditioning, reinforcement, and punishment throughout the learning process. We will describe how the memory is formed and analyze the relationship that the memory has with learning. Understanding the learning process and how it is stamped into the memory is paramount while attempting to learn or teach others.
His main preference was for a kinaesthetic approach whilst also utilising aspects of verbal and auditory styles. This I felt was appropriate for the placement and I saw my role as mentor as being the facilitator of stimulating learning experiences. To effectively do this I was required to develop my understanding of the wide variety of teaching skills and learning theories to enable Sidney to gain the best form his time with me. There are many papers and books about the way people learn and how they are taught. Reece and Walker (2003) describe five main schools of thought regarding learning, Behaviourism, Neo Behaviourism, Cognitive, Humanistic and Gestalt Theory.
4001LDS Page 1 Is there a set in stone why of learning? We all learn in a many number of ways. Yet there are many theorists who may think there theory is the right way to be learning. Whilst one theorist is amicable for one learner, simply that theorist learning may not suit another learner or maybe a number of theorist suit one individual with their learning. Within this assignment there will be strong views and contrasts of two theorists, being David Kolb and Donald Schon.
It is through the talk that learning occurs. There are many approaches to collaborative learning: 1. Learning is an active process whereby learners assimilate the information and relate this new knowledge to a framework of prior knowledge. 2. Learning requires a challenge that opens the door for the learner to actively engage his/her peers, and to process and synthesize information rather than simply memorize and regurgitate it.
There are many different learning styles and why does everyone have their own way of learning even when it's the same thing the other person is learning. Why do we have our own way of learning and how did we get that learning style. How do people get their own way to learn the same thing another person is trying to learn. Do peoples brain think differently or is it just the method we learn from our educators! The reason I choose to continue my education is because I felt it was time for me the receive an education so that I could look back and tell myself I did something worthwhile!