Kolb Learning Styles

Topics: Thought, Logic, Learning Pages: 3 (1119 words) Published: October 24, 2010
After review of the four Kolb Learning Styles: Divergers, Convergers, Accomodators, and Assimilators, I have determined that I am an Accomodator and also a Converger. As explained, Divergers are people who prefer to feel and watch, work in groups to listen and receive personal feedback. Likewise with an Assimilator watches and think. Their preference is a concise, logical approach. From experience, I know that I can think and imagine about the subject after watching but I won’t be able to comprehend it without actually trying while being explained. I like to learn by trial and error so that I can keep practice until I get it right. Accomodators, like me, prefers doing and feeling (hands-on) and rely on intuition rather than logic. I chose being a converger also because I like the concepts of doing and thinking too. People with converging style like to experiment with new ideas, solve problems and make decisions by finding solutions to questions and problems. In the past, I was an interim manager / cashier at a convenience gas station. At the time my manager was training me on how to maintain and update daily inventory electronically. My manager’s way of training was verbal lectures on how to keep track of inventory on the computer and make orders as oppose to actually showing me step by step, while trying and lecturing. So by reflective observation, I kept to myself and figured it was easy from the way he had instructed. To my disbelief I was unable to do the inventory after he left because his instruction on what I should click on or not to get into a certain section was visually different from logical thinking. I was so embarrassed to call him back to the store so I sat in the office for a little over an hour assimilating. Unfortunately, no matter how long I assimilated I still could not understand without concrete experience. After coming to realization I knew that calling the manager back wasn’t a bad idea. In fact a good idea instead of just...
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