Sunday, March 29, 2009

Learning How To Learn

Executive Summary By Ken Fields
We go to school to learn; but, did we ever learn how to learn? How do we learn arithmetic? How do we learn to communicate? How do we learn to respect, trust and love? How do we learn anything?
Learning how to learn {
How To Learn To Love Yourself (healograms Series 2)
} is important because if we don't or can't learn, we're in big trouble! Obviously, we did learn. We learned many behaviors and a fair amount of knowledge. Simply stated, learning is a process of creating, arranging and re-arranging neural interactions and neural program structures within the brain. We're actually pre-programmed and hard wired for learning and we really don't have to learn how to learn. But, we can learn how to enhance and magnify our capacity to learn. All learning is in the brain. Even if we are learning a physical dance movement with our feet, the learning is taking place in the brain where neurological "magic" is happening. Depending on how that date comes in can greatly accelerate, or impede, learning. Also, a process called "synaesthesia" is often referred to in learning theory. Specifically, an environment that induces relaxation was optimal for learning. The proper rhythms used alternatively, either from background music or sound, is also highly conducive to accelerated learning. Gee, kids might even like coming to school to learn! Want to learn to fly an airplane? Subdued lighting, soft background, trance inducing music and relaxation are a highly effective environment for learning and visualization.
Ever wonder why it's so hard to learn new behaviors?

Learning Styles Affect Teamwork - Insights For Leadership
Executive Summary By Ken Long

Published by Experience based Learning Systems, Inc (2005). Homogenous groups perform equally, regardless of quadrant. Mixed groups are shown to outperform homogenous groups on a wide variety of problem types. Training students and group members on LSI and ELT theory will improve their learning and their group performance in problem solving. Notes on research on ELT (Experiential Learning Theory)

The Word - Personality
Executive Summary By Pedro T Gondim
Life is a learning experience. What is Personality?
Overview of the Personality Framework
Personality psychologists within each approach emphasise different aspects of personality, favor different research methods, and use different standards to evaluate sufficient explanations.” (Peterson 1997)
Understanding personality involves not only analysing the individual as a whole, but considering individual behaviour in a particular social context. Culture plays a major role in defining the variants between individuals. Theories of Personality
(Peterson 1997)
Psychodynamic Theory
Encouraged by Freud’s psychoanalytic approach, psychodynamic theories emphasise motivation and emotion as the major dictators of personality, along with the presence of unconscious divergences of individuals. This perspective concentrates on the conflict between an individual’s biological motivation (instincts) and the social rules which guide common individual behaviour. Trait Theory
The Big Five is a model of personality that describes five defining personality traits. Phenomenological Theory
Phenomenological theory dictates that conscious thoughts and beliefs are the major determinants of personality. The personal construct theory suggests that our interpretations of the world around us create our personality. Therefore the concept of personality is a flexible one.
Phenomenological theory was further developed by Carl Rogers’ self-actualisation concepts. Social Learning Theory
Finally, the social learning theory focuses mainly on the influence of social dynamics and learning. This approached is based on behaviourism and it stresses the importance that the human learning process has in the formation of personality traits. In social learning theory, the most important psychological process is learning. According to them, people learn behaviours that decrease their physiological drive.
Bandura affirmed that people learn through modelling, and such modelling becomes the main determinant of personality. The Human Perspective
Personality is not only part of the realms of scientific research and behavioural studies.

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