Applying Reflections in Learning Essay
Reflection is a crucial part to the learning process and is necessary for effective learning and teaching. As a student one must use the reflective practice to better understand the way one learns, as well as what was good and bad about previous work, in order to improve the quality of future work. The reflective practice from an educator’s perspective requires one to examine what was working and not working with lessons and the class. In both circumstances, reflection is a form of self-awareness. Learners that use the reflective practice are better able to understand themselves and the learning process. Being able to reflect can enrich ones learning and deeper ones achievements. Rogers observes, “Reflection on …show more content…
I remember in high school taking a learning style survey and the results indicated that I was a kinesthetic learner. Throughout my undergraduate degree, I struggled to adapt to my various learning environments. By my Master’s program I had learned to adapt while I still struggled with some learning environments, typically in the form of extreme boredom, I was able to excel in my field of study.
When starting my PhD program to determine my learning modality preferences, I participated in a Vark learning style questioner to increase insight into my preferences. The results indicated that I have a split read/write and Kinesthetic learning style. The results demonstrated that I had changed my learning style to meet the needs of my programs and professors. The results also indicated that while I could do well by reading and writing I still learned best with hands on or doing approach. This approached helped me to outline my strengths and weakness as well as select strategies to help myself cope in various learning environments. Learning is not one-dimensional but has several layers “Learning takes place in a number of different domains and different strategies are called into play to cope with different types of learning” Rogers (1996,