Now that you have a deeper understanding of the different learning theories and learning styles, how has your view on how you learn changed?
My view has changed, but not much after gaining more knowledge on learning theories and learning styles. I knew, personally, that I fell under multiple theories and styles, were others may say they’re under just one or can only be under one.
What have you learned about the various learning theories and learning styles over the past weeks that can further explain your own personal learning preferences?
I further confirmed my theory, that I fall under multiple learnkng theories and learning styles after taking an online survey over my learning preferences. Even after taking this survey, I learned based on my behaviors that I fall under the following theories and styles;
Visual-Spatial, Interpersonal, Logical-Mathematical, intrapersonal, and bodily-kinesthetic.
Visual-spatial intelligence allows you to see and modify things in your mind. This kind of understanding of the visual world and its relation to physical items is valuable in solving spatial problems, designing, and doing crafts(Edutopia, 2014).
Interpersonal intelligence is about social interaction and understanding the people around you and their motives, emotions, perspectives, and moods.This type of intelligence is important in managing relationships, understanding situations, and negotiating conflict. It is especially applicable in careers that require insight and a sensitivity to what someone else is thinking or feeling, such as teaching, psychology, or sales(Edutopia, 2014).
Logical-mathematical intelligence is about understanding complex problems and conceptualizing relationships between symbols, processes, and actions.This type of intelligence asks questions, finds solutions, and reflects on the problem-solving process(Edutopia, 2014).
Intrapersonal intelligence has been said to be the road to achievement, learning, and personal satisfaction. It is about being connected to who you are and how you feel, and knowing your own limits and abilities.Intrapersonal intelligence is involved in making decisions and setting goals for yourself, self-management, and self-reflection.(Edtopia,2014).
Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence is about thinking in movements and includes the ability to use movements for either self-expression or precision to achieve a goal. It is crucial for surgeons, athletes, mimes, choreographers, and directors.This type of intelligence helps you retain information when it is associated with an activity, such as dance, acting, and sports. Relating what you are trying to learn to one of these activities will help you retain information and gain understanding(Edutopia, 2014).
What role does technology play in your learning (i.e., as a way to search for information, to record information, to create, etc.)?
In higher education, technology plays a significant role in my learning, because all my courses are online. When we’re required to finish an assignment, it has to be post on a blog like this one or within the course turnitin system. I realize that without technology, I wouldn’t be able to pursue a Graduate’s degree.