Coffee Break Training: Coffee Break Training: Learning Styles: Understanding Your Learning Preference (Part 1 of 3) [open pdf - 362KB]
"Have you ever tried to learn something simple, yet failed to understand the key idea's concepts? On the other hand, have you tried to teach and found that some students were overwhelmed or confused by the most basic elements of the lesson? If so, you have experienced conflicting learning styles. Your learning preferences and those of your instructor or students may not have been aligned. When this occurs, not only is it frustrating for everyone, but also the communication process breaks down and learning fails. Once you know your own learning preferences, you can adjust or augment the way you learn and develop other ways to learn, not just in your preferred style. In addition, by understanding learning styles, you can study and create an environment in which everyone can learn from you, not just those who use your preferred style."
Coffee Break Training - Training Programs and Tips Series No. TR-2013-4
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