This post is all about my my first thoughts on developing an Action Learning Pathway or “ALP” for myself.
Day 1 we did some work around this and were asked to consider a really bad learning experience we’d had, and then had a go at translating those negative experiences into what a positive learning experience might look like – after some quiet reflection, this is what I came up with:
The key things for me about a positive learning experience were:
- that I need communication and collaboration to learn effectively.
- I like to learn by visualising things in different ways.
- I like to talk things through as well as try them out.
- I also like enough structure and time on each subject.
As part of the assignment I did a couple of ‘What Is My Dominant Learning Style?’ type tests. Interestingly I found I had no majorly dominant learning style and that I use them all in different circumstances. If anything I lean toward Pragmatist or Kinaesthetic learning styles, meaning I like to get involved.
Here’s my results from the tests – one in a .pdf here: vak learning styles quiz and another from another site – very balanced…