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There are three types of learning. Though there is overlap, I'm curious to see how the majority of the Makefive community retains its information. Do you think there's a type of learning that makes you more adept to internet use? What helps you learn?
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These learners need to see the teacher's body language and facial expression to fully understand the content of a lesson. They tend to prefer sitting at the front of the classroom to avoid visual obstructions (e.g. people's heads). They may think in pictures and learn best from visual displays including: diagrams, illustrated text books, overhead transparencies, videos, flipcharts and hand-outs. During a lecture or classroom discussion, visual learners often prefer to take detailed notes to absorb the information.
Tactile/Kinesthetic persons learn best through a hands-on approach, actively exploring the physical world around them. They may find it hard to sit still for long periods and may become distracted by their need for activity and exploration.
They learn best through verbal lectures, discussions, talking things through and listening to what others have to say. Auditory learners interpret the underlying meanings of speech through listening to tone of voice, pitch, speed and other nuances. Written information may have little meaning until it is heard. These learners often benefit from reading text aloud and using a tape recorder.
I find that it's best to just start doing something with a clear deliverable or goal. That way you have an end in sight and something to reach for. As an example, if I wanted to write a script, I'd probably just start to write one, instead of reading a dozen books on the topic. Some may argue that this is a little foolish, but it has worked for me. I find that really "doing it" seems to help me learn for myself what works and what doesn't.
Always been that way with everything. Competitive to the extreme. If you have a passion for X then go master X.
Tell us what you think....
For me it's all about "doing". I like to take on new things and figure them out by making a lot of mistakes. (I think this is why I found school so slow--I just don't do well on a directed path.)
...i'm more a visual learner as well ... if it's some kind of presentation, certainly the more invested and animated the facilitator -- all the better!
Lol... great topic image!
I usually learn by example or doing it myself... though in school i used to learn things out of my head... i could cite pages literally.
Personally, I'm a visual/tactile learn. The combination of seeing something, then doing it myself helps to reinforce everything I learn. Thats why I like to do a lot of video training exercises, and then on top of that, apply them to my own ideas. I can't imagine anyone being just ONE type of learner.
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