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"Know Thy Neighbour"- The Golden Rule

Updated: Sep 18, 2020

Learning Models and respective Learning styles

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.”

“If you know the foe and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.

If you know yourself but not the foe, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.

If you know neither the foe nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”......


Improving Your Learning Ability with the Learning Models

Learning is defined by 7 different models. Each one explains the process along with relevant learning styles that originate from the model.Each learning model has a specific mechanism that explains the process of absorption of information. It is the difference in learning styles of individuals and the science behind each respective style that causes this.


1. Kolb Learning Style Model

This learning style is also known as the experiential learning theory.

David A. Kolb suggested in this model that learning is a cycle that comprises of four stages:

Concrete learning

In the first stage, the learner either experiences something new or goes through a variation of an old experience.

Reflective observation

This leads to the next stage in which the learner reflects on the said experience. The understanding of this experience is completely based on the learner’s personal interpretation.

Abstract conceptualization

Based on this understanding, the learner goes through abstract conceptualization in which either new ideas are formed or old ones are modified.

Active experimentation

In the last stage, everything that has been understood in the previous three stages is implied. The learner experiments with these new learnings in real life, the results of which then lead to a new cycle

Based on this cycle, there can be four types of learners:

Convergers:

These learners usually focus on the third and fourth stages of the cycle. They like to experiment. For these individuals, it is important to apply their knowledge practically. Hence why they love technical tasks.

Divergers:

People with this learning style are more on the creative side of the spectrum. They like to imagine great extents, which help them come up with unique ideas. Divergers rely mostly on the first two stages of the cycle.

Assimilators:

Such learners take onto everything with the support of known information. They prefer conceptualization and reflection in absorbing information more effectively.

Accommodators:

Individuals with this learning style approach new tasks welcomingly. Their style is practical which is why their learning mostly comprises the last stage in the cycle.

VARK Learning Style Model

Gregorc Learning Model

Hermann Brain Dominance

4MAT Learning Model

Felder-Silverman Learning Style Model

Honey Mumford Model

Knowing your learning style is not meant to limit you, but to expand you – by helping one to work, learn and live more efficiently.

With the following advantages

Academically:

  • gives a head start and maximizes learning potential

  • enables one to succeed in school, college, university & career.

  • gives one customized techniques to score better on tests and exams

  • allows one to learn “one's own way” – through own strategies

  • shows how to overcome the limitations of poor instructors

  • reduces the stress and frustration of learning experiences

  • expands existing learning and studying strategies

Personally:

  • increases self-confidence

  • improves self-image

  • teaches how to use brain best

  • gives insight into strengths, weaknesses, and habits

  • enables to enjoy any learning process

  • inspires greater curiosity and motivation for lifelong learning

  • shows how to take advantage of natural skills and inclinations

Professionally:

  • enables to stay up-to-date professionally

  • gives an edge over competitors

  • allows to manage teams more effectively

  • guides in delivering effective presentations to diverse audiences

  • improves persuasive skills

  • helps improve cooperation among colleagues

  • translates learning power into earning power.

“A LEARNING CURVE IS ESSENTIAL TO GROWTH.”

You’re always going to encounter a learning curve when you learn something new — it’s one of the requirements to actually learning! The frustrations and struggles that come with it are also a requirement. The learning curve doesn’t mean that you should quit — as long as you face the challenges and work through those frustrations, you will make progress.........

Cheers...........

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