Human beings are capable of learning many different things over a lifetime and can do so extremely quickly at times. People don’t all learn in exactly the same way or at the same pace. Some people have a preference for a particular approach to knowledge acquisition than others. James Keefe define learning “style” as the composite of characteristic cognitive, affective, and physiological factors that serve as relatively stable indicators of how a learner perceives, interacts with, and responds to the learning” environment”. Keefe is suggesting that we all have “stable” preferences as these relate to the way we think about, respond to, and interact with our environment. An effort to appreciate learning styles will help when communicating with others.
April 30, 2012 by Dr. Jon Warner