Unit 6 Personal and professional development in health and social care.
P1: Explains the key influences on the personal learning processes of individuals.
Kinaesthetic learning is a style in which a person learns through doing. It can be things such as sports, experimentation and drama opposed to listening to someone give a lecture or watching someone perform a demonstration. The best way for a kinaesthetic learner to take in information is by activities that involve touching, feeling, holding, doing, and practical experiences.
Kinaesthetic learners often fidget, move their legs a lot or tap their feet, which can then lead them to be labelled as hyperactive. Also, they can ...view middle of the document...
5 Influences on Learning
Kolb and Honey and Mumford created 2 learning theories to help people understand how they learn. One way of learning is to learn from experience. The easiest way to learn from experience is by following Kolb’s Experimental Learning Cycle below. The four different stages represent the learning sequence showing it has to be followed in order and completely finished for effective learning to have taken place. Also, because the cycle is consecutive, you can start at any one point as long as it is completed. (Stretch, B, Whitehouse, M. 2007)
Concrete Experience is the stage where you participate in the action.
Reflective Observation is when you reflect over what you have done or seen in the last stage. Abstract Conceptualization is when you conclude what you have reflected upon, putting your thoughts and experiences into an order. Active Experimentation is when you plan the action, but most importantly change what you have already learned showing you have learned from your experience.
Honey and Mumford’s learning theory is a set of 4 styles that show how different people learn. Each style helps identify how a person prefers to learn and what ways they don’t like. The 4 styles are called Activists; which like to be involved and dominate over tasks and new ideas. Reflectors; that prefer to observe before they contribute to tasks, thinking about all the possibilities. Theorists; prefer to think over things logically and create new ideas that fit into an orderly pattern. They can also be detached and unemotional. The final style is Pragmatist. These like to experiment and get praised from others, whilst relating things to themselves.
There are many things that can have an effect on your learning, some positive and some negative. Some examples of these can be:
Environment – If the environment is noisy, people can find it harder to concentrate, making it difficult to complete Kolb’s Learning Cycle, struggling mostly on the reflective observation stage as they wouldn’t...