LEARNING STYLES AND STRATEGIES What are the differences? Many people who read this description may conclude incorrectly that they are global, since everyone has experienced bewilderment followed by a sudden flash of understanding. What makes you global or not is what happens before the light bulb goes on. Sequential learners may not fully understand the material but they can nevertheless do something with it (like solve the homework problems or pass the test) since the pieces they have absorbed are logically connected.
Who was Confucius? - Bryan W. Van Norden The philosopher Karl Jaspers said that Confucius, Jesus, Socrates, and the Buddha were similar in that each was an “axial figure” in one of the world’s great philosophical or religious traditions, yet we know almost no indisputable facts about any of them. Consequently, almost everything about the life of Confucius (as with Jesus, Socrates, or the Buddha) is controversial. Most of the quotations you hear attributed to Confucius are made up. Consequently, if you want to know what Confucius actually said, read him yourself. Index of Learning Styles The Index of Learning Styles is an on-line survey instrument used to assess preferences on four dimensions (active/reflective, sensing/intuitive, visual/verbal, and sequential/global) of a learning style model formulated by Richard M. Felder and Linda K. Silverman. The instrument was developed and validated by Richard M. Felder and Barbara A. Soloman.
How memories form and how we lose them - Catharine Young Memory: It isn’t just something, it's everything. And although scientists have pursued and puzzled over it for centuries, a definitive explanation of the actual memory process still eludes us--partly because our brain is so incredibly complex (it is made up of approximately 90 billion cells after all!). Let’s take a look at the basic neuroanatomy elements, which makes memory possible. VAK Probably because of its simplicity and practicality, VAK theory is widely recognised by teachers - particularly those who advocate Accelerated Learning techniques - but the idea that we receive information via different “modalities” has been around considerably longer than that and can be traced back to the work of Grace Fernald ("Remedial Techniques in Basic School Subjects") who promoted kinaesthetic learning techniques; Samuel Orton’s work on dyslexia; Anna Gillingham’s subsequent work on developing multisensory approaches; and the holistic educational philosophy of Maria Montessori. Normally, we each have five senses. There is an increasing realisation that we respond subconsciously to our sense of smell.
Plato’s Allegory of the Cave - Alex Gendler Want to read the Allegory of the Cave in its complete format? Go to this site and get started. To better understand the allegory’s larger context, try reading the rest of The Republic by Plato and these classic lectures. Then, check out this modern scientific interpretation of what it tells us about human knowledge. Want to see two different visual representations of this allegory? Watch this version of Plato’s allegory in clay animation or this one narrated by Orson Wells!
Overview of learning styles Many people recognize that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. 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. Make the most of your 20s: Meg Jay at TED2013 In her 20s, Meg Jay saw her first psychotherapy client, Alex, who was there to talk about her guy problems. Jay didn’t take the sessions all too seriously at first. But then her supervisor gave her a wakeup call. While Jay said, “Sure she’s dating down and sleeping with a knucklehead.
Helping Visual Learners Succeed We all want our children to do well in school. Sometimes though kids struggle with their school work and we’re just not sure how to help. As a school counselor, the first thing I do to help students academically is to identify how they learn. Learning Concept Map Learning Topics Learning Concept Map Click on a desired topic on the below concept map or use the topic list on the left. More Learning Concepts Informal/Formal Learning — Social Learning & Media — Blended Learning — The Three Representational Modes: Linguistic Learning, Nonlinguistic Learning, and Affective Learning — Self, Metacognition, Cognition, and Knowledge Systems — Interactive Mindmap of Learning Models — Cognitive Task Analysis — A Table of Five Design Models
What type of learner are you? Before beginning any kind of learning experience, you must know yourself. You must especially know yourself based on the learning style categories presented below. Knowing what kind of a learner you are will help you maximize your learning ability and achieve efficient, rewarding results. The first word of the day post has included a picture of the vocabulary word to stimulate visual learners. It has also included a suggestion for a song to stimulate auditory learners. You Got The Meeting, Now What? Mirror and Match. Rapport is power. There are people out there you want to influence. They themselves are influencers. And if you are successful, that impact will ripple into the world, multiplying your ability to make a difference — in your home, neighborhood, place of worship, business, or city.
Studying Style - A guide to learning styles - Visual Learners Visual Learners Making up about 65% of the population, visual learners absorb and recall information best by seeing. Some of their primary characteristics include: