Honey & Mumford

EMTRAIN WP 8 Learning and teaching concepts and methodology

Nicole Rosen

Learning style

Activist style Pragmatist style Theorist style Reflector style

match %

0.357 0.357 0.118 0.056

Your primary learning style. Match: 0.357

Activist style

Activists like to immerse themselves fully in new experiences. They enjoy the ‘here and now’, and tend to be open minded, enthusiastic and flexible. They have a tendency to act first and consider the consequences later, and they often seek to centre activities around themselves.

Learning methods especially suited to activists include:

Brainstorming Problem setting Group discussions Roleplaying

You might want to think about incorporating methods that are thought to be effective for other learning styles.

Your secondary learning style. Match: 0.357

Pragmatist style

Pragmatists need to be able to see how to put the learning into practice in the real world. Abstract concepts and games are of limited use unless they can see a way to put the ideas into action. Pragmatists are likely to be experimenters, trying out new ideas, theories and techniques to see if they work. They may act quickly and confidently on ideas, getting straight to the point, and may lose patience with lengthy discussions.

Learning methods especially suited to pragmatists include:

Practicals
Case studies Problem setting Discussions

You might want to think about incorporating methods that are thought to be effective for other learning styles.

Your tertiary learning style. Match: 0.118

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Your quaternary learning style. Match: 0.056

Reflector style

Reflectors prefer to stand back and observe. They tend to be cautious, preferring to take a back seat. They like to collect and analyse information to help them reach their conclusions, which they may take considerable time and effort to develop. Reflectors see the big picture by using information gathered from previous experience as well as the here and now.

Learning methods especially suited to reflectors include:

Paired discussions
Self analysis questionnaires
Time out [simply build in sufficient breaks to make space for the reflectors] Showcase / Demonstrations
Feedback from others
Coaching

You might want to think about incorporating methods that are thought to be effective for other learning styles.

Theorist style

Theorists like to think through problems in a logical manner. They value rationality and objectivity, and like to assimilate disparate facts into coherent theories. They are disciplined, aiming to fit things into a rational order. They are often keen on basic assumptions, principles, theories, models and systems thinking.

Learning methods especially suited to theorists include:

Models
Classroom response systems (get one of the theorists in the classroom to be responsible for the stats!)
Story-telling
Quotes
Tutorials (these may then be coupled to practicals for applying the theory learned in the tutorials)

You might want to think about incorporating methods that are thought to be effective for other learning styles.

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