All learners are not equal. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from many different backgrounds. Some prefer to process information through text, while others want visual support and images. Some learners assimilate information individually; others prefer to work in groups. Some people grasp information intuitively and quickly, whereas others prefer to see a strong sequential path and take time to reflect. In the end, the only thing you can say for sure is that every individual learns in their own particular way. This booklet offers a model through which we can better understand how a persons learning preferences may differ. The model suggests that all learners travel through a four stage cycle on their way to full appreciation of a topic or subject (and being able to act on that knowledge). These stages are Attending, Translating, Relating and Understanding.
Publisher: Worldwide Center for Organizational Development
Author: Jon Warner and Anne Sandberg
Publication Date 2007 All rights reserved.
Rapid Skill Builder Series Team Briefing Booklets are short, sharp and succinct resources provide best practice thinking on a range of key topics and are currently available in 50 titles. They are designed to provide a practical method for improving skills and focus on explaining the main steps in the process. On the back page of each booklet, a template illustrates how the process fits together for practical and immediate application.
These resources can be used in many settings, including: staff meetings or other group gatherings where time is limited and you want to discuss a specific skill or topic; pre-course work (to provide a brief and practical introduction to a topic); one-on-one or group coaching; self development; any other situation where a practical best practice process is required and time is limited.
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