- classroom computers
- hand-held access to a global network of knowledge
- cooperative learning
- learning according to your individual style.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The Creative Learning offices will be closed from 23 December 2010 till 10 January 2011. We will be checking emails periodically.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Whether you believe in Santa Claus or not, here is a fun puzzle for you: what do you think Santa’s Learning Style might be?
Let’s figure it out together.
First of all, Santa must have an amazing memory. Imagine remembering the Christmas wish list of every child in the world! Most of the letters to Santa come as text or pictures, so he has to be good at visual input! But you can also whisper your wish to him in the local supermarket, so his auditory memory should be pretty awesome, too!
Now consider all the toys Santa
makes through the year: that’s a job for a tactile person. But, but, but he also travels the world - by sleigh or surfboard or bike - to deliver presents. He must be kinesthetic!
He works well alone or in a group of elves. His preference is to get the bulk of the chores done at night, especially if you remember to leave milk and
cookies (intake) for him. He is very responsible and never fails to give you a present.
What other Learning Style elements can you th
ink of? Go on, have a try.
Do you know your own Learning Style?
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Your Learning Style is important not only for school. The sport you play, the people relationships you have and the type of job you choose all depend on the preferences and non-preferences of your Learning Style. When talking about your unique style at work, we usually refer to that set of preferences and non-preferences as your Working Style.
Some elements of your Working Style have no bearing whatsoever on the career path you choose. Others are of paramount importance. It all depends on the job. Because the Pike River Mine disaster is still very much in the news, I can’t stop thinking about all the people involved and their Working Style profiles:
- Miners usually display a preference for teamwork, routine and kinesthetic learning.
- Rescue workers exhibit a preference for working style elements such as variety, responsibility and high perseverance.
- Security inspectors need to be analytic as well as holistic thinkers, with a reflective decision making style.
- Crisis managers often have to be comfortable making quick decisions, so their style should be impulsive rather than reflective. Their information processing should be a good balance of analytic and holistic thinking.
- If your job calls for working nightshifts, it’s a good idea to have a working style preference for concentrating in the evening hours.
Of course, some personality traits, such as bravery and compassion, cannot be classified using the Working Style Pyramid. And that’s as it should be. People are unique blends of their Working Styles, personalities and souls.
(For more information on determining your Working Style, have a look here.)