Did you grow more while learning with style?

Learning Styles where do we go from here? So much to learn under this topic that you can really feel like your brain is being stimulated.

For those who have missed the previous email we touched on a model from Walter Burke Babe learning styles based on VisualisingAuditory and Kinaesthetic (VAK).

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This is a type of learning that was proposed by Walter Burke Babe and his colleagues. What we find interesting is that over time and with age the learning styles of a person grows with maturity and strength.

Another interesting model is David Kolb established in the early 1970s by David A Kolb and Ronald E Fry. The Experiential Learning Model composed of 4 elements based on various experiences that integrated the learning cycle with a theory of Learning Styles.

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David and Ronald were able to develop parts of the ideal learning process of all 4 models to respond to a situational demand; this is known as a form of a Learning Circle, for instance:

  1. Accommodator
  • Occupation: Physical Therapist
  • = Concrete Experience + Active Experiment: strong in “hands-on” practical doing

       2. Converger

  • Occupation: Engineers
  • = Abstract Conceptualization + Active Experiment: strong in practical “hands-on” application of theories

       3. Diverger

  • Occupation: Social Workers
  • = Concrete Experience + Reflective Observation: strong in imaginative ability and discussion

       4. Assimilator

  • Occupation: Philosophers
  • = Abstract Conceptualization + Reflective Observation: strong in inductive reasoning and creation of theories

To enable the cycle to continue, David A Kolb and Ronald E Fry provided new concepts of testing that give a concrete experience which can be observed and reflected upon.

What is interesting is that there are so many ways of Learning Styles. It is impossible to cover everything in depth. This is a wonderful opportunity to walk, drive to your local library or search on the internet for various types, and find what is suitable for you.

  1. Peter Honey and Alan Mumford’s Model
  2. Neil Fleming’s VAK / VARK Model
  3. Anthony Gregor’s Model
  4. Cognitive Approaches
  5. NASSP Model
  6. David Kolb’s Model
  7. Learning Modalities

Love to You All, Graziela
(and Penny too! x)

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