Learning Styles Cartoon
We all know that human beings are capable of learning many different things over a lifetime and can do so extremely quickly at times. However, we also know that we don’t all learn in exactly the same way or at the same pace, and that some people have a preference for a particular approach to knowledge acquisition than others.
So, what exactly do we mean by a learning “style”? Here is a definition offered by a well-known expert in the adult education field, James Keefe:
Ultimately, an effort to appreciate learning styles will not only benefit you as an individual but it also helps when you communicate with others. For example, this could occur when coaching a colleague when delegating aspects of your job, or teaching a team member how to complete a task or project. In other words, you don’t have to be a learning or teaching professional to benefit from knowledge of the different learning styles, and to be more aware that you may need to adjust your approach in order to help others learn.