Learning Style Essay
As a result of completing this unit on learning styles, I have determined that my style of learning is “Kinesthetic/tactile learner“(Kolb, 1984).This is based on completion of the Multiple Intelligence Survey (McKenzie, 1999) and Learning style Assessment (Kolb, 1984). This means that learning comes easily for me by touching, feeling, and applying what has been learned to something physical rather than sitting in a lecture hall or just reading a book. Distractions and restlessness can be roadblocks that negatively affect my ability to complete tasks. Typically my preferred learning style is through doing things, more of a hands-on approach like simulations and role playing. So when presented with material that is not in a hands-on manner I am learning to adapt to it by making flash cards, taking notes, and then associate it to something that is enjoyable to me. Kinesthetic learners are naturally good at physical activities like sports and dance (McKenzie, 1999, p. 3, sec.6). I excelled in softball and loved to dance back in the day. I enjoy learning through hands-on approaches’. When doing things hands-on it feels as if learning and comprehending new ideas become easier for me to understand, especially when applying what is being learned in real life situations. Sometimes taking short breaks from studying; to get up, move around and stretch is exactly what is needed for me to re-focus on what is being learned and what needs to be completed. Sometimes by varying and changing the way I apply the coarse work to the environment that I am in at the time helps too. When it was learned that this was my unique learning style, I was in my early college days while working on completing my associate’s degree in Respiratory Therapy. When it came to lectures and book work it was found that taking notes and making flash cards helped me in remembering important facts that were being learned. Whereas when it was time to do my clinical training, this...
References: Kolb, David (1984). Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
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