Learning Styles

Learning Styles are very important and they surround us everyday. It is thought that they are most important while people are still young and in school. That may be where it is most important, but the truth is that people go into different careers because of their learning styles, so if you will be talking to a group of people from a single profession or a group of people of different professions it is important to take their learning needs into consideration if you have any chance at getting the message across to them. This blog will be a series throughout the month and will discuss the different learning styles and what they may require.

In the hay-day of the psychometric and behaviorist eras, it was generally believed that intelligence was a single entity that was inherited and that human beings could be trained to learn anything if it was given in the appropriate way. An increasing number of researchers believe precisely the opposite today, that each intelligence has its own strengths and constraints. Howard Gardner is a research psychologist who has investigated cognitive development in children and he argues that there are a wide variety of cognitive abilities which are weakly correlated with each other. Gardner created 7 intelligences that rarely operate independently and they usually complement each other. People are made up of several learning styles or intelligences and it depends on what intelligence is most dominant that dictates how they learn and usually what profession they go into because of the comfort in that learning style.

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