How Do You Learn?
We Each Learn Differently
I am a Life Learner
It was suggested I write this hub. Her comment on my HubPages article, “A Novice Constructs His "Best Seller Book" Web Page - The Process,” prompted this article. I am taking her advice to write a hub in regard to learning styles and learning in general.
I am a Life Learner...
What does THAT mean? For me, it means I enjoy and need/desire to learn. I want to know the “how and why.” I want to explore the unknown. I want to scaffold from my known to incorporating the unknown to the known and build upon it. Life is a process.
The learning process is simple but: a process. One must be aware of how to learn. It sounds very basic, but many people are not aware of how they learn. It is more than being burned by a match and “learning” not to be burned again by a match. Ignorance is not bliss.
Many People are not Aware They Have a Learning Style
To know what your learning style is a huge benefit. (like having a tool chest and knowing how to use your tools)
We have many ways to learn...
- Visual Learner
- Auditory Learners
- Kinesthetic Learners
Coupled with our multi-faceted "intelligence," as Howard Gardner explains:
Multiple Intelligences are different ways to demonstrate intellectual ability.
Listed are seven (may be more) ways to demonstrate intellectual ability:
- Visual/Spatial Intelligence
- Logical/Mathematical Intelligence
- Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence
- Musical/Rhythmic Intelligence
- Interpersonal Intelligence
- Intrapersonal Intelligence
A clue to one's "learning style" is to listen to their adjectives. An example is if I use the term of "sight - visual" such as, "I just do not see it that way." I would primarily (never exclusive) a visual leaner. I would learn best by seeing the idea or concept, rather than "feeling it (hands-on).
If I were a Kinesthetic Learner, I would adjectives such as, "I just feel that it is wrong..." To learn things I would learn best with "hands-on" opportunities...