Did you know that there are different forms of learning?
“Of course yes!”
Perfect, but do you know the impact of this on your life and how much you can optimize your studies ? If the answer is no, continue reading the text and come and learn how we can do this.
Before starting a new job, we are guided, trained to perform our job in the best possible way. However, when it comes to studies, no one teaches us how to study or even how to optimize according to our profile.
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To begin with, it is important to know each type of learning profile. There are 4 profiles: the first is the theoretical or assimilator ; the second, pragmatic or convergent ; the third, the activist or accommodator ; finally, the fourth is the reflective or divergent .
Theorist or assimilator:
When exploring each one, it is noticed that the theoretical or assimilating profile tends to look more. They perceive information in an abstract way and process it passively, with the greatest characteristic being the ability to create theoretical models. Students with a dominant theoretical profile tend to have more ease and success with reading texts, abstracts, handouts, in isolated moments, as they can better process the information.
Pragmatic or convergent:
The pragmatic or convergent profile tends to think more, since they perceive information in an abstract way, but process it actively. As a result, they tend to make theoretical knowledge more palpable and practical according to their experiences, that is, to apply their ideas in a practical way. Flowcharts, tables are examples of tools that best suit this style.
Activist or accommodation:
In the case of the activist or accommodating profile, doing is your greatest strength. They perceive the information in a concrete way and still process it actively. Because of this, they tend to materialize, carry out plans and experiences and get involved in new experiences. When taught about meningitis, they learn much more by seeing a patient with meningitis, treating and caring for them than simply reading the topic in the book. Another interesting option is to teach other people, as it is a time when they make information even more concrete by passing on knowledge to other colleagues.
Reflective or divergent:
The reflective or divergent profile is the opposite of the latter. In this learning style, the individual tends to feel more, to perceive the information in a concrete way, but to process it in a passive way. Its greatest characteristic is imagination. They receive the information, but need to reflect on it so that their knowledge is better fixed. With this in mind, they may present difficulties with theoretical and face-to-face classes. The video lesson is a good option, as it allows you to take breaks whenever you need to reflect on something without getting lost in the next topics discussed.
Have you managed to think of some profiles that look like yours? Yes, profiles. That’s because we have more than one and they can change throughout life. There is a predominant, but not exclusive, profile.
Now that you understand everything, think about what you read and which of these applied styles and methods work for you and put it into practice to optimize your learning more and more. Good studies!