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BUSINESS PSYCHOLOGY REPORT

LEARNING SPACES

WINTER TERM
2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS
I.Introduction……………………………………………………………………….3 II.Learning……………………………………………………………………………..3 1. Learning process…………………………………………………………....4 2. Learning styles………………………………………………………………..4 3. Learning theories……………………………………………………………5 III. Motivation………………………………………………………………………….5 1. Work motivation…………………………………………………………….6 2. Theories of motivation………………………………………………7-8 IV. Learning Spaces/Environment……………………………………………...9 1. Definition…………………………………………………………………………9 2. Types of learning spaces…………………………………………………9 3. Characteristics of learning spaces……………………………………10 V.ADR Building…………………………………………………………………………10 1. The ADR now…………………………………………………………………11 2. Advantages…………………………………………………………………….11 3. Disadvantages…………………………………………………………………12 VI. Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………13 VII. Group work…………………………………………………………………….14

I)INTRODUCTION
This report will scrutinize how the Buckingham Business School of the University of Buckingham utilises the ADR Building in order to enhance the “learning space” for both students and staff. In order to reach a conclusion, information will be provided on the theory behind learning, the learning environment in terms of both concept and psychological theory. Furthermore, theories on motivation and a detailed analysis of the layout and functions of the ADR building will also be included, in combination with recommendations as to how the building may be improved in order to further enhance the learning environment. A brief description of how the group worked together in compiling this report will be provided following the conclusion.

II) LEARNING
Learning is the process of acquiring knowledge or skills through experience that leads to change in behavior. Learning is linked to perception which is something that we do most of the time such as listening, reading and watching. the learning process for  human life   started  as a child that can  identify and recognize things and then as teenager who  is able to  improve and develop  the ability of learning, then as adult  who has the ability to  identify and  analyze  problems  that is  complex to understand  and solve them. The learning process cannot be completed at any stage of the human life. As the human live the process of learning will be continued. 1) A model of learning process

A model of learning process underlines the understanding of how people generate their experience and how they adapt these concepts in new situation. The learning process has four stage cycle that are concrete experience( feeling) and followed by observation and reflection(watching) and after that is formation of concepts and generalization(thinking) and lastly is hypotheses to be tried in the future(doing) .  The learning process shows how a person compares his or her own behavior with the skills that has been observed in the learning environment-learning space. 2) Learning Styles

People have different views on learning. Some like to learn through visual aid such as multimedia centre (VLE), others, like to listen and write and others like to experience it rather than learn it. Each student has a different style of learning and that is why it is important to know how people think about their work and also about what they need in order to succeed in their academic life. Therefore, students need to be tested on how they learn based on the learning style inventory (LSI). This model describes their different abilities such as feeling, watching, thinking and doing to enhance their learning environment, and also, find out their strengths and weaknesses for the sake of understanding students better and adapt the styles to make them perform effectively. The learning style varies from students to students consequently everyone has a different way of learning. As a result it is important...
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