Yvette’s Post: Learning Style
Distinguish between the three most supported learning style typologies: the visualizer-verbalizer dimension, Kolb’s theory, and Sternberg’s theory. How does learning style influence counseling intervention and/or approach?
The visualize- verbalizer dimension of learning focuses on using graphical images to pass a particular message to the student or the person observing the picture. The learning style classifies learners according to their ability to learn using visual images or through the use of verbal. The learning style is categorized into three facets which are cognitive ability, cognitive style, and learning preference (Lund, 2010). The visual- verbalizer questionnaire is the tool that is used to measure the cognitive style that a student is excellent at. The questionnaire has 15 items of true or false questions.
Kolb’s learning theory focuses mainly on the student ’s internal cognitive process and also asserts that learning is attained through experience. The learning theory works on two levels which are the four-stage cycle of education and the four separate learning styles. According to Kolb’s learning is the process of acquiring abstract concepts which may be applied flexibly in different situations (www.learner.org, 2018). The hypothesis asserts that the attainment of new experiences offers the establishment of a new idea. Kolb also says that the transformation of experiences provides the learner with the ability to create substantial knowledge.
Sternberg’s hypothesis or the triarchic theory tries to provide an understanding of human intelligence in regards to different elements rather than a single ability. In the approach, human knowledge is categorized into three different factors which are creative intelligence, practical intelligence as well as analytical intelligence (Terry, 2018). In his theory, Sternberg argues that intelligence tests tend to be wrong in omitting creativity and other essential features like cognitive processes, planning, performance elements as well as decision-making skills.
Lund, N. (2010). Intelligence and Learning. Macmillan International Higher Education.
Terry, W. (2018). Learning & memory: Basic principles, processes, and procedures. (5th ed.). United Kingdom: Routledge.
www.learner.org. (2018). Discovering Psychology: Responsive Brain. Retrieved from www.learner.org: http://www.learner.org/series/discoveringpsychology/04/e04expand.html
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RESPOND—-TO—TEACHER: Andrea GoldsteinAndrea Goldstein
5:10amApr 4 at 5:10amManage Discussion Entry
Yvette, good research and explanation. Many people recognize that each person prefers different learning styles and techniques. Learning styles group common ways that people learn. Everyone has a mix of learning styles. Some people may find that they have a dominant style of learning, with far less use of the other styles. Others may find that they use different styles in different circumstances. There is no right mix. Nor are your styles fixed. You can develop ability in less dominant styles, as well as further develop styles that you already use well.
Which of these theories do you relate with the strongest and why?
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I do a lot better with (VISUALIZING) BUT BOTH HELP ME–PERSONALLY 🙂