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Cognitive style. Cognitive style or "thinking style" is a term used in cognitive psychology to describe the way individuals think, perceive and remember information.

Cognitive style

Cognitive style differs from cognitive ability (or level), the latter being measured by aptitude tests or so-called intelligence tests. Controversy exists over the exact meaning of the term cognitive style and also as to whether it is a single or multiple dimension of human personality. However, it remains a key concept in the areas of education and management. If a pupil has a cognitive style that is similar to that of his/her teacher, the chances that the pupil will have a more positive learning experience are improved.

Likewise, team members with similar cognitive styles likely feel more positive about their participation with the team. Multi-dimensional models and measures[edit] A popular, multi-dimensional instrument for the measure of cognitive style is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator or MBTI. Overview of learning styles. Many people recognize that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques.

Overview of learning styles

Learning styles group common ways that people learn. Everyone has a mix of learning styles. Some people may find that they have a dominant style of learning, with far less use of the other styles. Others may find that they use different styles in different circumstances. There is no right mix. Studying and Holistic Learning. Like my article on speed reading, it seems that my article on holistic learning has brought a fair bit of confusion and controversy even for a large amount of coverage.

Studying and Holistic Learning

Given the immense amount of feedback I received about this post I think it is only fair that I go into a little more depth to answer some of the comments based on the ideas I present in the article and to respond to some of the criticisms. 9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning. The label of “21st Century learning” is vague, and is an idea that we here at TeachThought like to take a swing at as often as possible, including: –weighing the magic of technology with its incredible cost and complexity –underscoring the potential for well thought-out instructional design.

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

Neuro Learning. New Learning Skills. New Memory Aids. Bespoke Education. Ple. Neuro Learning. Other Learning. New Learning. NewEd. EDUCATION. How to Learn on Your Own: Creating an Independent Scholar Resource Plan.

One of the most challenging and gratifying parts of learning alone is the opportunity to search for and select your own learning material. Students in traditional classrooms usually don’t get to decide how they are going to master course content. Instructors decide for them in the form of textbook selection, quizzes, tests, group projects, etc.

As an independent learner, you can make your study time more effective by using only the learning methods that work for you. A resource plan is a document used to brainstorm the learning material you can use when you begin your studies. Before you write a step-by-step schedule, think of every resource that is available to you (such as books, websites, knowledgeable people, etc). The Key To Learning: Knowing How Learning Works. What’s the key to effective learning?

The Key To Learning: Knowing How Learning Works

One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know. To put it in more straightforward terms, anytime a student learns, he or she has to bring in two kinds of prior knowledge: knowledge about the subject at hand (say, mathematics or history) and knowledge about how learning works. Parents and educators are pretty good at imparting the first kind of knowledge. We’re comfortable talking about concrete information: names, dates, numbers, facts.

In our schools, “little emphasis—if any—is placed on training students how they should go about learning the content and what skills will promote efficient studying to support robust learning,” writes John Dunlosky, professor of psychology at Kent State University in Ohio, in an article just published in American Educator. Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire. How to Learn Without Memorizing. Photo by Edwin Stemp Rote memorization is an inefficient way to learn.

How to Learn Without Memorizing

Just retaining a single formula can mean pounding the same information into your skull dozens of times. If your computer hard drive had this accuracy, you’d probably throw it out. Unfortunately, you’re stuck with your brain. The good news is that you don’t need to learn by memorization. A few years ago, I noticed that smart people seemed to learn differently than most other people. While there are undoubtedly some genetic advantages that allow some people to learn effortlessly, I think part of this difference in success comes down to strategy. Overview of learning styles. What's Your Learning Style? The New Learning Architect. These are my live blogged notes from Clive Shepard’s presentation titled The New Learning Architect, part of the eLearning Guild’s Thought Leaders Webinar Series.

The New Learning Architect

Clive’s book of the same title is available for purchase if you have a Kindle (which I don’t, so I haven’t read the book). (Update 10/16/11: Clive pointed out in the comments below that the book is also available in paperback.) Additional information and excerpts from the book are available on the Onlignment site. Any typos, mistakes, incomplete thoughts, etc. are mine, not the presenter’s. My side comments in italics. Clive saw too much “us vs. them” with people supporting traditional vs. new learning methods. We are born as learning machines. Who/what contributes to learning? Teachers, coaches, facilitators, etc. can facilitate this conscious learning.Peers–we have tended to not acknowledge this muchInfo/ContentExperts The point is that how we learn ourselves depends on the situation.

Four Contexts Two perspectives. Learning Styles Quiz Image Search Results. Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire. Felder & Soloman: Learning Styles and Strategies. Richard M.

Felder & Soloman: Learning Styles and Strategies

Felder Hoechst Celanese Professor of Chemical Engineering North Carolina State University Barbara A. Soloman Coordinator of Advising, First Year College North Carolina State University Active learners tend to retain and understand information best by doing something active with it--discussing or applying it or explaining it to others. Reflective learners prefer to think about it quietly first. Everybody is active sometimes and reflective sometimes. How can active learners help themselves? If you are an active learner in a class that allows little or no class time for discussion or problem-solving activities, you should try to compensate for these lacks when you study.

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