1: Discussion Forum 2: Using the links available in the discussion forum description, you will navigate to those webpages and assess your learning style and motivational style (You will not need to post the results of your assessment, but you will discuss them with your classmates). For your seed post you will need at least 2 paragraphs including:
What was your primary learning style (Visual, Auditory, or Tactile)? Did this information surprise you and importantly, how can you potentially leverage this information to maximize your learning?
What was your primary Motivation Style (Goal Oriented, Social/Relationship Oriented, or Learning Oriented)? Did this information surprise you and importantly, how can you potentially leverage this information to maximize your learning?
Dont be afraid to do a little research on the web about learning styles or motivation styles to help shape your answers!
Primary Learning Style: Visual 45%; Auditory 40% ; Tactile 15%
Visual Style 45%
If you are a visual learner, you learn by reading or seeing pictures. You understand and remember things by sight. You can picture what you are learning in your head, and you learn best by using methods that are primarily visual. You like to see what you are learning.
As a visual learner, you are usually neat and clean. You often close your eyes to visualize or remember something, and you will find something to watch if you become bored. You may have difficulty with spoken directions and may be easily distracted by sounds. You are attracted to color and to spoken language (like stories) that is rich in imagery.
Auditory Style 40%
If you are an auditory learner, you learn by hearing and listening. You understand and remember things you have heard. You store information by the way it sounds, and you have an easier time understanding spoken instructions than written ones. You often learn by reading out loud because you have to hear it or speak it in order to know it.
As an auditory learner, you probably hum or talk to yourself or others if you become bored. People may think you are not paying attention, even though you may be hearing and understanding everything being
Tactile Style 20%
f you are a tactile learner, you learn by touching and doing. You understand and remember things through physical movement. You are a “hands-on” learner who prefers to touch, move, build, or draw what you learn, and you tend to learn better when some type of physical activity is involved. You need to be active and take frequent breaks, you often speak with your hands and with gestures, and you may have difficulty sitting still.
As a tactile learner, you like to take things apart and put things together, and you tend to find reasons to tinker or move around when you become bored. You may be very well coordinated and have good athletic ability. You can easily remember things that were done but may have difficulty remembering what you saw or heard in the process. You often communicate by touching, and you appreciate physically expressed forms of encouragement, such as a pat on the back.
Your primary motivation style: Goal-oriented
Your secondary motivation style: Learning-oriented
If you are goal-oriented, you probably reach for your goals through a direct and obvious route. This might lead you to a reference book, your computer, or to call an expertwhatever means is available. You usually prefer meeting in-person when its the most effective method and dont find learning, itself, much fun.
If you are relationship-oriented, you take part in learning mainly for social contact. When you meet and interact with people, you learn things along the way. You may not like working independently or focusing on topics (separately from the people) because that doesnt give you the interactivity you crave.
If you are learning-oriented, the practice of learning, itself, drives you. You search for knowledge because learning delights you and you may become frustrated by anything that requires you to spend more time following procedures than on actual learning.
There is also a fourth motivation style I havent yet addressed, primarily because its far less common than the other three styles and because you might not think of it as a motivation style at all. That style is thrill-oriented, drawn not to any particular thing but, rather, away from anything that people perceive as tying them down, bounding them, or pulling them in any predictable direction. This isnt to say that thrill-oriented learners cant acquire goals, relationships, or curiosity, but if any of these feel too time-consuming, invasive, or binding, the learner becomes restless and perhaps experiences a compulsion to go in another directionany other directionto feel free. If youre thrill-oriented, youre likely to be impulsive and you want to remain impulsive; you seek thrills and flee anything that doesnt offer you that sensation. All of us at one time or another feel impulsive or have an urge to do something else, but we usually moderate these urges when they come, instead of always following where they lead.