Admittedly, I have never really put much thought into how I learn, until I participated in an assignment for a course of study I was doing. The task was to reflect on how we learn to use a new piece of technology. I chose to focus on the video editor within the game Trackmania. While I always knew I am a visual learner, I was not aware of the strategies I use to learn and master a new skill.
Below is a Diagram of the strategies I used to learn the new technology.
I found these were the strategies I used at different times and in diferent sequences.
As educators, I think it is important to be aware and understand how learning takes place so we can provide the best opportunities for it to happen.
Have you ever reflected on your own learning? I pose to you the challenge to learn something new and document and reflect on the strategies you use.
Another interesting activity is to assess your learning styles.
Here are my results. Also a great activity for students.