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It was the first time I learned about my school mentor’s styles. Standing before the class in our monthly “guide”, she gave the following announcement:
” There are three styles of learning: auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. This test will help you determine which style will be most natural for you. “
We nodded, praises our pencils, and took the test, just like any other. After we checked in a complex section of the test, I found that my learning style was visual. I carried this knowledge through the whole school and never questioned …
I have always loved this neat explanation of the three styles of education, and I even used it to justify why I struggled with objects such as mathematics (“it is simply not visually enough,” I would complain to my mother, although the visual object of geometry was one of the ones I fought the most) ..
So you can imagine my surprise when, after almost a decade of believing in him, I learned that the traditional idea of teaching styles is.
So instead, today’s article is to entertain the myth of learning styles and focus on what’s really important.
I promise you, it’s fascinating, so let’ s do it!How many training styles? Turns out it depends on who you ask. Some say
And even within each of the learning models, there is no clear agreement about what each style means. It’s just that.
Even more important than disagreement about the number of styles, however, this is a problem with larger “learning styles” model ..
As Christian Jarrett explains in this article, most of the studies on learning styles show that people do the best when using the style of learning.
”… usually the most effective way for us to learn is not based on our individual preferences, but on the nature of the material we teach, just try to learn the French grammar or teach the geometry’s pure vocabulary.”
In addition, the use of the “preferred” learning style (as opposed to the optimal one) could be detrimental to education. Kirchner et al. has placed this in the 2013 document on popular education myths:
“Individually preferable learning is often a bad predictor of how people learn most effectively; what people prefer is often not what is best for them.”
And that makes sense. To rephrase the example from the above article, you may prefer pizza, but kale is objectively better for you ..
In the same way, you can enjoy learning.
Even looking at my own experience, I found that it’s best to use the learning style.
”… a learning style that may be desirable in one situation may not be desirable in another situation because of the multifaceted nature of complex skills.“So we’re debating the idea of learning styles. What now? Should we abandon the theory of education in its entirety?
I don’t think so. Instead, I suggest that instead of thinking about learning styles, it’s much more useful to look at different things.
The number of teaching methods is probably infinite, but here are some of the common, which I find useful:.
Normally, for each class you will be taking, I think that reading is really useful for studying everything that requires a hard step-by-step procedure …
It also allows compression of large amounts of knowledge into a very portable, digressive format, so that you usually get more “back for your tank” while reading a book against watching the video ..
If I need to remember something, it’s my unit. Thomas has a whole thing.
Writing about the topic is a great way to find holes in your knowledge, and this is especially useful if you need to.
Feynman’s technique is one of the versions in which you take an empty sheet of paper and try to explain the topic in as simple a language as possible. It quickly reveals what material needs to be studied further ..
This technique is what I think makes training videos so popular. It’s a lot easier for Jacques Pepin.Monitoring also includes such things as viewing videos or video training materials. And apparently, any demonstration that the professor does in a classroom or a lab …
I think that observation can be a very powerful method if you use it correctly, but I also think it’s one of the simplest areas to confuse the true understanding of …
For example, if you look.
All this means talking to other people on the subject. I’ve never been a fan.
The danger in this technique (and the reason why I avoid it) is that it is easy to remove the subject. I suggest you limit your discussion one to one, if you can, or use the professor’s working hours as a chance to discuss the material with someone who (probably) will not come out of the theme ..
When we read Shakespeare.This was very useful for “deciphering” the archaic language of the play, and it is a method that I have since used extensively in studying other subjects such as Spanish. This is an example of where the combination of teaching methods leads to better results ..
I say “practicing” instead of the popular “case,” because it highlights the need to be considered. You do not just repeat this action thoughtlessly and again-you will be warned about this and fix yourself the way you need …
The theme in which I have the greatest experience of using this technique is music. No amount of mental tricks or creative techniques is going to take you around at a time when you need to carefully and methodically rehearsing weights, fingerprinting, phasping, and exercises …
If you are studying any subject where the final result is some product (anything-from an essay to the equation of a conversation in another language), make sure that the time for intentional practice is
And, of course, as I mentioned, you can and should combine the above methods. I study Spanish, for example, through a combination.
If I followed the standard advice, I would only learn to use my natural style, I would probably read Spanish, but useless in everything else …
But how do you know which methods are best for what objects? The key is experimenting …
” We are all born in this world, and at some point we will die, and it will be so. In the meantime, let’ s enjoy our minds and the wonderful and funny things we can do with them. I don’t know about you, but I’m here to have.
-Paul Lockhart.In college, you’re expected to learn a lot more on your own. Your classes may require you to make certain statements, set your homework and, obviously, attend lectures, but besides that it’s very important for you, as you will learn the material …
We don’t take it as a burden, hug him like a burden.
Many of you, for obvious reasons, are not comfortable with the idea of “experimenting” with anything that might affect your class, so let me be clear …
I’m not saying that you should blindly use one technique for research, choose another random one for the next, and then compare that to see you get a higher class. It’s not just reckless – it’s also a bad experimental design …
Instead, I suggest you experiment with learning methods when the stakes are low. A great way to do this is to either make your own quiz for the subject you’re trying to find out, or just find the practical material online ..
Examine the material using one method, test yourself, and then wait a couple of days to keep the memory alive. Then use another method with another quiz and.
This is difficult to do with an open mind, as you are likely to do so for the second time because of the preliminary impact on the material, but it is good enough for our purposes. Besides, you’re going to study out of addiction, so it’s, in fact, a winning victory …
I would also suggest that you both accept and contest your intuition. If you assume that the study of the material in one of the ways will be the best for you, then by all means try it first. But don’t be afraid to try the opposite method later. You may be surprised to find that another method works better …
For example, the intuitive way of remembering something is just to repeat it again and again, which is called a memory. Even though a method similar to repetition is much more effective, it is not that people would naturally try (or even know about it). But once they have tested it and they see how superior it is, they will never be able to return …
I have an open mind.
As you can see now, how we learn is more surprisingly difficult than a simple “learning style” model can ever cover …
Moreover, the most effective training is based on usage.
I hope that this article has received you enthusiasyabout the subject of learning, or at least inspired you to try some new methods of learning ..
To learn more about the subject of education in general, I recommend the following resources:
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