Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Tuesday’s lesson required the use of many skills. Three skills that I put into practice were teamwork, communication and, to some extent, multi-tasking skills.


My teamwork skills were shown when I got paired with a fellow student. We worked together to produce good work in the lesson and if we didn’t work well enough then obviously the work would not have been good enough.


What about communication skills, how did I use them? Well, good teamwork normally requires good communication. Something that I sometimes struggle with is that I speak too quickly and quietly. In this lesson though, it was not a problem as I spoke at a good speed with a good tone making it easier to understand. Communication is not just about speaking though, it is about listening too, I listened carefully to make sure that I also understood what was being said.


Lastly, I felt that I showed multi-tasking skills as, without stopping or slowing down, I was able to complete my work as well as help others who were unsure of what to do. Usually, I would struggle with this but like with communication, I surprised myself as I felt confident with this skill.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

The results here show that I am not much of a visual learner. I am much more of an aural and kinaesthetic learner.

An aural learner is someone who prefers discussions, either in groups or 1:1, over reading and writing and visualising. This preference is for information that is spoken or heard and the use of questioning is an important part of a learning strategy for those with this preference.

A kinaesthetic learner is someone who prefers the practical side of things. For example, when on a course, the part which I look forward to the most is normally work experience as I get to test myself with what I have learned and I will usually improve my skills because of it.