Essays On Learning Styles And Theories

Learning Style Assiginment Essay

978 WordsApr 27th, 20154 Pages

Module Title
Development for Success in Business
Assignment 1
500 words in which I analyse my own learning style

Student ID: 14030592
Name: Kabir Ali

Tutor: Katy Roberts


Table of Contents 1. Introduction

Page 3

2. Learning Style Analysis

Page 3

3. Conclusion

Page 5

4. References

Page 7

5. Appendices

Page 8


1. Introduction From an early age I found learning hard and in my early educational years I noticed I would stop paying attention in class when I lost interest. The only class I did enjoy and excel at was I.T (Information Technology), due to it being a practical class where by I followed a set of written…show more content…

As an Activist and Reflector as my two dominate learning style according to
Honey and Mumford’s theory, I learn best when I have hands on approach to


doing tasks and learn from taking time to go over the task at hand. This is evident from my past experiences from school and work. 3. Conclusion Going on my past and present experiences I found I was able to take in and hold onto information better if I could apply the theory to a practical task i.e. my IT classes where I was able to do my own research and apply the theory in a practical manner and be able to see it work. Going forward I need to improve my low learning preference scores which is drawn up in appendices (See appendix B), I have also indentified that when I learn I must be able to do my own research and finds ways where it will can be used practically in order to see the finished task and be able to take it all in. 8

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Experiential Learning
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Oct. 2014). McLeod, S. (2014)
Kolb's Learning Styles and Experiential Learning Cycle:
Simply Psychology
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Honey and Mumford's Learning Styles

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Learning Styles in Tom Wayman's Students Essay

1281 Words6 Pages

The poem “Students” by Tom Wayman, shows four different learning styles: The Vaccination Theory of Education, The Dipstick Theory of Education, The Easy Listener Theory of Learning, and The Kung Fu Theory of Education. Wayman is a teacher that has noticed that every person devolves into one of these different learning styles. The four different theory of education are used every day even if we do not know.
The Vaccination Theory of Education is when students forget everything after having learned and completed the subject. Experts from Johns Hopkins University, the University of Tennessee and the University of Virginia conducted a study that showed that most students “lose 2 to 2 1/2 months of the math computational skills that they…show more content…

But when it’s time to think about post-secondary they become less satisfied. And it is easy to fall short of a fifty. Then students will have to retake many courses to get a good education or job.
The third theory the writer believes is followed by students, is The Easy Listening Theory. This theory is when students listening to music and still believe that they are paying attention and learning. This theory is one of the most used theories this decayed; students hide their headphones and when questioned they say "Don't worry, I can hear you"(Wayman,36). But the students are not telling the truth, and their grades show that. Dr. Nick Perham conducted a study that:
“involves a subject conducting a certain task, in this case recalling a series of numbers, while listening to different kinds of background music. If sound exhibits acoustical variations, or what Perham calls an "acute changing-state," performance is impaired. Steady-state sounds with little acoustical variation don't impair performance nearly as much.”(Cutler).
The last theory is Tom Wayman own, and it contrast the other three; The Kung Fu Theory of Education is about using knowledge as a form of self-defense. Learning can help with problems a student will encounter. This is when students do not just punch and kick, but never stop learning. Students should always keep searching for new ways and techniques that will help them in real life

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