What is your learning style? Maybe you know exactly how you learn best, or haven’t thought about it much. It is helpful to have an idea as we are learning all the time whether at work or at home; there is always something new to take on board. So observe how you interact with new information - is the written word more accessible or do you need to hear it out loud. Is transferring information into picture form the best way to get the penny to drop. There is often a blend of these that we adopt instinctively to speed up learning something new. It can be helpful to explore this about ourselves so when information is given to us we know how it is best “translated” to pick it up more quickly. Learning by doing is often a positive way if you make sure you are learning from the not so good as well as the good. When it’s not so good his is an acceleration of learning with good reflection to gain insight and new skills going forward. It is important to remember that there is not one single environment for learning either, i.e. class/training room setting, it’s going on all the time and there is a way that will feel more conducive than others; try and be alert to it.
So, know your learning style and adapt the way you receive information as much as possible to enjoy a life-long journey of discovery.
Jane Cadman - Here are my thoughts, observations and insights...