My Learning Style
Stacey B. Droogan
December 11, 2009
The purpose of this paper will be to help me understand my learning style and give me a chance to analyze it and develop strategies to improve it. Before I was able to understand what my learning style are I had to understand the different learning styles. Learning styles have to do with how our brain process information and what the best ways different individuals learn. Looking back to what I enjoyed and how I learned best I realize that I have a well balanced way of learning and need to use visual, auditory and hands-on experience to absorb the most possible. I believe that successful educators need to learn and understand the different styles of learning so they can successfully reach their diverse clientele of students. I realize why there were certain classes that I struggled so much in, and it was not me, it was the educator not encouraging the variety different learning styles I need to learn.
My Learning Style
A learning style is how you learn. Many reports, articles and websites refer to learning styles and most of them break down learning styles into three or four categories. The categories are:
• Visual- a visual learner will learn best by seeing and looking at something • Auditory- auditory learners learn by listening and hearing • Kinesthetic – learn best by touching and doing
I read a few of these articles and took four different online quizzes. Two quizzes came back that I am a kinesthetic learner and one came back that I am a visual learner and one came back as auditory. I do not think these tests are useless because they came back as all different, I believe that I use all of these methods to learn. I also read in a few articles that your learning style has much to do with the side of your brain that is processing this information. I do not think I have a dominant side...
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