Topics, Objectives, Materials, Terms, To-Do List
This unit covers the following focus points:
- “Three Learning Styles” (visual, auditory, and kinesthetic or hands-on)
- The “Brain Dominance Theory” (right/left brain learning differences)
- “Gardener’s Multiple Intelligences Theory” (which incorporates several other aspects of how we learn from and interact with our environments).
After you have completed this unit you should be able to:
- Understand the classic learning styles, strategies, and preferences and know how to use them to help you learn.
- Understand the basics of annotation and how this skill can help you remember key information in written materials.
- Use several mnemonic devices to help you remember key information
- e-book, “How to Learn Like a pro!” (instructor may require some materials to be downloaded)
- 3-ring binder at least 1 ½ inches thick
- Notebook dividers, one for each week of the term
- Pens, pencils, paper
- Highlighters for annotation
- Course Syllabus: NOTE: this will be linked on the course MOODLE site. Consult instructor.
Terms (These terms also appear in the Glossary)
NOTE: the definitions are adapted and/or abbreviated from the original.
Auditory: Of, or relating to hearing, or to the sense or organs of hearing.
Annotation: Annotating text is a purposeful note taking system. It includes highlighting, underlining, circling, writing marginal notes, and other ways to draw the eye to key information or questions a reader might have.
Cognitive: Relating to the part of mental functions that deals with logic; Intellectual.
Kinesthetic Learning Style: A learning style in which learning takes place by the students carrying out physical activities, rather than listening to a lecture or watching demonstrations. People with a preference for kinesthetic learning are also commonly known as “do-ers”.
Modality: The way, or mode, in which something exists or is done.
- Complete the exercises, as assigned, in each lesson.
- In face-to-face classes, your instructor may include additional activities.