Study Skills-Learning Styles

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1. Introduction....................................................................................Page 3 2. Factors affecting the Learning Styles........................................... Page 4 3. My Learning Style......................................................................... Page 5, 6 4. Conclusion.................................................................................... Page 7 5. References......................................................................................Page 8

Introduction:

Human beings use five senses to develop and adjust to the best way of learning. By touching, seeing and hearing individuals can receive, process and keep information in different and unique ways from each other. This assignment discusses the three main ways of learning and their weaknesses and strengths, advantages and disadvantages compared to my own preferred learning style. Also it highlights the factors influencing them and distinguishes the significance of utilizing other learning strategies in order to learn better and faster. What is a learning style?

A learning style can be characterized as “a certain specified pattern of behaviour and/or performance, according to which the individual takes in new information and develops new skills, and the process by which the individual retains new information or new skills.” (Sarasin 1982)

There are several theories with different approaches on detailed categorizing of the learning styles. However, one of them defines the learning styles into three main types: visual, auditory and practical(kinaesthetic). Although classifying the learning styles into three primary groups is over simplified, in contrast to the other theories, mentioned above, it gives an easy practical approach and more clarity on understanding the different strategies of learning. (www.baker.edu)

Factors affecting the Learning Styles:
In order to understand the essence of the learning...
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