There are several factors that have and still do influence on my own individual learning process. However some have impacted greater than others and they are as followed:
• Learning Style
• Attitude and Self Discipline
• Previous educational experience
It’s important for me to identify my ‘Learning Style’ because it maximises my own personal learning; Honey and Mumford states ‘’each learner ought to understand their learning style and seek out opportunities to learn using that style’’ to do this. I’d say I’m very particular about the way I go about learning and I am not entirely open-minded in my approach to learning. I would say I am ‘’ Theorist’’ because as it states ‘’these learners like to understand the theory behind the actions’’ and I am very much like this in a sense I’m not happy to settle for the facts; I like to know why something’s the way it is and come to a logical reasoning for most things.
Motivation is what plays a huge part in my learning process. I’ve been in a position all too many times where I’ve struggled immensely because my motivation was almost non-existent. This was mainly as a result of my lack of self-motivation. I overcome this by Identifying a way I like to learn best that made me feel at ease and able to get on with things. ‘’ The acronym VARK stands for Visual, Aural, Read/write, and Kinaesthetic sensory modalities that are used for learning information’’ I discovered I learnt best by Auditory. My reasons for this being is that I feel I excel when lectured and partake in group discussions and when using mobile phones, speaking, web-chat and talking things through. Another thing that plays a large part in my motivation is listening to music whilst doing independent studying.
My attitude changes regularly and I find it difficult to maintain a positive attitude towards my learning. I think it’s important to
Bibliography: – http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/gradschool/training/eresources/teaching/theories/honey-mumford – Where I received information I quoted for the Honey and Mumford theory. Accessed the source 28/01/2014. http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=categories – Where I received information I quoted for the VARK learning scheme. Accessed the source 28/01/2014. http://www.businessballs.com/eq.htm - Where I received information I quoted about the emotional intelligence theory. Accessed the source 28/01/2014. http://psychology.about.com/od/behavioralpsychology/f/behaviorism.htm - Where I received information I quoted about the behaviourism theory. Accessed 28/01/2014.