Accommodating a variety of learning methods and learning styles

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The Assimilating learning preference is for a concise, logical approach. These people require good clear explanation rather than practical opportunity.

Effective learning is seen when a person progresses through a cycle of four stages: of (1) having a concrete experience followed by (2) observation of and reflection on that experience which leads to (3) the formation of abstract concepts (analysis) and generalizations (conclusions) which are then (4) used to test hypothesis in future situations, resulting in new experiences.This learning style is important for effectiveness in information and science careers.In formal learning situations, people with this style prefer readings, lectures, exploring analytical models, and having time to think things through.Here are brief descriptions of the four Kolb learning styles: These people are able to look at things from different perspectives. They prefer to watch rather than do, tending to gather information and use imagination to solve problems.They are best at viewing concrete situations at several different viewpoints.

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