Learning styles are fundamental attributes that determine the perception of learners. Researchers have identified various strategies to facilitate our perceptions and understanding. Consequently, learners must review and evaluate their learning styles to ensure effective performance and understanding. In a bid to perform this task, I will perform a concrete survey of my learning styles with the help of Kolb’s and Dunn’s guidelines.
After referring to the model represented by Dunn and Dunn, I was able to identify that I have a fervency to recognize cool and quiet environments as vital for my studies. I recognized that noisy places distract my learning activities leading to low performance. Additionally, I have the acumen to protect my reputation when studying by ensuring that I take responsibility to perform studies within time limits. Therefore, my rule is to take each activity at a time without making overlaps because they cause workload and confusion. For instance, the time to perform studies must strictly exempt discussions. Personal studies and discussion are my learning strategies. Also, I realized that a have a higher potential to perceive after waking up or when the mind is fresh. Therefore, I prefer making personal studies early in the morning. Finally, listening and seeing are vital factors when receiving instructions. Consequently, I consider sitting in a position where I can get information easily. Usually, this is near the instructor or on the front seats next to the teacher.
According to the model represented by Kolb, I identified that I tend to do and think. Kolb referred to this strategy as converging. Experimentation is a section I cannot afford to do without. Concurrently, I have noticed that there exists a relationship between perception, watching, and experimenting. This strategy assists to find alternatives to a problem. Doing is a strategy that is unexceptional in mathematical and scientific studies. These subjects involve experimentation and practice. Consequently, a person must be ready to do and think. In this way, a valid solution can be identified and used for the studies. Doing and thinking was my preference from Kolb’s styles that, also, includes accommodating (do and feel), assimilating (watch and think), and diverging (feel and watch). However, combinations of these strategies are critical for effective performance. For instance, doing, watching, and thinking (which is a hybrid of assimilating and converging) would be more productive than choosing one for the studies.
The model represented by Dunn and Dunn is the overall preference because it offers me the opportunity to think about all necessities of high perception. Following these strategies, I will be near an instructor to facilitate my listening capacity, perform personal studies and experiments, participate in discussion groups, and ensure appropriate learning environments. In contrast, Kolb’s model does not define these parts.
However, I will take caution not to rely heavily on these strategies during my teaching project. For instance, I will create a teaching plan to implement the instruction in a strategic manner that does not rely much on my learning styles. Additionally, I will implement strategies that will incorporate all possible styles in the project. People are different from each other. Therefore, involving students in deciding the strategies that best suit them could be a credible idea.
In conclusion, the strategic organization of studying styles provides a wide range of perceptions. High perception is complemented by the ability to recognize and appreciate how we learn best. In this respect, learners should define their best learning styles and apply them comprehensively in their studies.