Assessed Activity 1.1 (2016) Learning Styles

VAKOG:

VAKOG stands for Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, Olfactory, Gustatory.

These are the five different ways people get connected to the world around us. We acquire information through VAKOG and this is the way we learn. Among these 5 ways, we mostly rely on visual, auditory and kinesthetic, as they play as the more important roles throughout our learning processes. During the learning process, we make use of more than one of these ways spontaneously at almost the same time. Once we acquire the techniques by using these ways, our learning would be highly enforced.

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NLP:

NLP is the abbreviation of Neuro-linguistic Programming. NLP is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy

The idea of NLP came from Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, the US in the 1970s. (Wikipedia, Neuro-linguistic programming, 2016). The connection between the neurological processes, language and behavioral patterns can be reprogrammed just like computer programs. The experience we learned can change our thoughts and behavioral patterns. NLP is an idea that aiming at studying the way our brains work. As long as we know how the brain works, we can improve it and achieve specific goals in life.

As VAKOG has a great impact on our learning processes, using our perceptions fully and effectively would help encourage study.

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Learning Style Debate:

The antiquated idea that people learn in specific modalities or learning styles, such as visual, kinesthetic, auditory, etc has now seemed to be debunked. In the past, instructions were delivered to particular students in a specific way, that makes a confusion of student’s learning styles. In fact, people do have a variety ways to learn and certain strengths in different areas, therefore students should not be regarded as a visual learner, kinesthetic learner or auditory learner, and it’s no need for teachers to deliver instructions for matching these specific learning styles. Students can and should learn in multiple modalities to aid retention and understanding.

References:

1.VAKOG (2016).Thefreedictionary.com. Retrieved 4 March, 2016, from http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/VAKOG

2.Neuro-linguistic programming. (2016, March 6). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 07:45, March 4, 2016, fromhttps://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Neuro-linguistic_programming&oldid=708561311

3.Jay W Roberts. (2011, September 2).The “Learning Style” Debate. [Weblog]. Retrieved 4 March, 2016, from http://jaywroberts.com/2011/09/02/the-learning-style-debate-aka-there-is-no-such-thing-as-an-visual-learner/

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