Discover and take advantage of your preferred learning style.
| What kind of learner |
are YOU ?
|SENSING or INTUITIVE?|
ACTIVE or REFLECTIVE?
VISUAL or VERBAL?
SEQUENTIAL or GLOBAL?
In his theory of psychological types, Jung (1971) introduced sensation and intuition as the two ways in which people tend to perceive the world. Sensing involves observing, gathering data through the senses; intuition involves indirect perception by way of the sub-conscious accessing memory, speculating, imagining.
Everyone uses both faculties constantly, but most people tend to favor one over the other. Everybody is sensing sometimes and intuitive sometimes.
Sensing learners like learning facts and solving problems by well established methods. They are generally careful, practical and patient and like new knowledge to have some connection to the real world.
If you have a strong preference for sensing learning you need to be aware of the potential dangers of relying too much on memorization and familiar methods and not concentrate enough on understanding and innovative thinking. As a sensing learner you will learn most effectively when you understand how abstract and theoretical work relates to the real world. You may need to seek information from texts, lecturers, tutors and friends of specific examples of how new concepts apply in practice.
Intuitive learners prefer discovering new relationships and can be innovative in their approach to problem solving. Intuitive learners tend to work faster and dislike repetition and work which involves a lot of
memorization and routine calculations.
If you have a strong preference for intuitive learning you need to aware of the potential dangers of missing important details or making careless mistakes in calculations or hands-on work.
As an intuitive learner you will discover that many lectures will suit your learning style by encouraging creative and innovative thinking. When lectures and tutorials involve memorization and repetition, you may need to be careful that you don't get bored and overlook details. In other words, to be an effective learner and problem solver, you will also have to function as a sensing learner at times. ...
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LEARNING STYLES AND STRATEGIES
Richard M. Felder and Barbara A. Soloman
Learning and Teaching StylesIn Foreign and Second Language Education
Richard M Felder, North Carolina State University and Eunice R. Henriques,
Universidade Estadual de Sao Paulo
paper defines several dimensions of learning style thought to be
particularly relevant to foreign and second language education, outlines
ways in which certain learning styles are favored by the teaching styles of
most language instructors, and suggests steps to address the educational
needs of all students in foreign language classes.
Study Smarter Not Harder" or : "Let's get organized
Some useful hints from James Cook University, Study Skills online.