When we think of learning, the first thing that comes to mind are books and the people who read them, however, this is not the only way to learn .

In fact, knowledge can be acquired, according to science, in 13 types of different ways, associated with the way of receiving and assimilating the new idea.

If you are a student, teacher or simply a lover of knowledge, we will tell you in this note what are the different types of learning and their characteristics.

In current teaching and learning processes, new trends emerge every day supported by technological tools and computer media, which are very useful in the dissemination and process of information, and therefore, in training processes . These technologies present new ways of learning that help provide a personalized and quality education .

Knowing the existing types of learning can serve to guide teachers in the way they teach , in order to personalize each process, adapted to the needs and inclinations of the students. On the other hand, it is also useful for students who want to know their profile better and adopt new study techniques.

Although they are not fixed and can vary in their terminology, it is estimated that there are at least 13 types of ways of learning . Knowing which is our most recurring type allows us to generate the necessary skills to learn effectively in any situation or knowledge and implement information technologies in the process to get the most out of each learning and increase participation.

Each person is different and therefore learns differently. Not all of us have a fixed and unique way of learning, but there are certain predominance and inclinations for one or the other that may or may not occur depending on what you want to learn.

Next, we offer you a list of the 13 types of learning . What do you think is yours?

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1. Implicit learning

This is generally unintentional and is obtained as the result of the execution of certain automatic behaviors, such as speaking, moving, walking. Although we may not notice it, we are all the time being receptive to new knowledge and this is the kind of learning that happens without our realizing it.

2. Explicit learning

Here is an intention and awareness about learning. This form allows us to acquire new relevant information and requires some attention and selectivity on what is being learned. In this type of learning, our brain gets a lot of exercise.

3. Associative learning

It is a very common type of learning, whereby a subject learns by association between two stimuli or ideas. Our mind associates certain concepts with others, as well as with certain external stimuli or events. Associative learning takes work, but it is very deep and rich.

4. Non-associative learning

Contrary to the previous one, this type of learning is the one that occurs through a stimulus that changes our response by being repetitive and continuous. It is a type of learning that is related to our sensitivity and acquired customs.

5. Meaningful learning

It is one of the most enriching learnings, characterized by the collection of information, the selection, organization and the establishment of relationships of certain new concepts with previous ones, as a form of association.

6. Cooperative learning

Widely used in the classroom, this type of learning allows each student to learn cooperatively, relying on their knowledge as well as on that of others. It is generated in groups of no more than 5 people who take different roles and functions.

7. Collaborative learning

This is similar to the previous one, with the difference in the degree of freedom that the learners have in the process. While in cooperative learning the students choose the topic, in the collaborative the topic is given by the teacher in charge and the young people choose their own methodology.

8. Emotional learning

Much has been said about this type of learning, because it allows us to manage emotions efficiently in the learning process. This form brings great benefits to students because it generates well-being in them and improves their relationship with others.

9. Observational learning

Observation is also a form of learning, indicated for the more visual individuals. This type is based on a model situation where one person participates who performs an action and sets the example for another, who observes and learns in the process.

10. Experiential learning

It is one of the best ways to learn and is based on experience. Learners experience a situation or event and learn through it, through trial and error, guided by their perception of what happened and a reflection on the attitude taken.

11. Learning by discovery

It is also known as active learning, where people who learn by participating in a constant way, interact with whoever teaches them and question themselves, seek information, relate new ideas to concepts already learned and organize each idea according to their world.

12. Rote learning

It is the type of learning that fixes concepts in the brain. It is not recommended for learning certain topics that require reflection, but it is often used to memorize unchanging things like dates and names, which can be learned through repetition.

13. Receptive learning

It is contrary to discovery learning. This type is learning that is understood, assimilated and reproduced. In the classroom, students are passive receivers and do not participate in the process other than receiving information from the outside.


Original content by UNIVERSIA (Mexico): noticias.universia.net.mx



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