Learning Styles And Strategies By Richard Felder And Barbra Soloman

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The world is composed of more than seven billion individuals. With a large number of inhabitants on Earth, people are bound to have differences between each other. An area where diversity can be observed among individuals is in their ability to learn information efficiently and effectively. A publication from North Carolina State University called Learning Styles and Strategies written by Richard Felder and Barbra Soloman, discusses various learning styles and strategies that people use in order to understand material, and how those styles vary with each individual.
In order to apply the results that Felder and Soloman found, a person had to take a quiz to figure out their preferable learning styles. Once completed, the test taker compared their results with the reading, and attempted to relate the information in the article to their own learning techniques. In my case, the results from the exam revealed that I am an active, sensing, verbal and sequential learner. Being an active learner means that a person placed into this category benefits from applying information right away, explaining the topic to others, and working in groups. If a person is not an active learner, they are a reflective learner. A reflective learner thinks about the material before applying it, and they tend to be more successful working alone. Since the study said that I was more active than reflective, the author would expect me to work better in groups. However this is not the case, and I…

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