An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge. Proverbs 18:15 ESV
It has been sometime since I have posted and I apologize. I will be finishing up this series within these next few weeks. Here is the next style of learning for you.
The Understanding Style of learning is the Intuitive-Thinking types and they are theoretical, intellectual and knowledge oriented learners. They like to be challenged and think things through. These are the ones who will work through a puzzle; they like the complexity of problems and are inquisitive about concepts. They break problems down into their independent parts looking for logical connections as they reason things out.
They are well-organized with their planning, time and ideas. These are the students who will make lists, story outlines and the like. They like to have all of the necessary resources out and ready before they get to work. They look for significance, applicability, and meaning; they often ask the question “Why?” as they process information. Understanding learners will use a lot of detail to express their ideas. These are the students that give you great detail and reasoning in their writing. It needs to make perfect sense to them and they want that conveyed to the reader as well.
The written word is practically their best friend! They love to read, learn, and collect data of all kinds to support their ideas. They enjoy playing “devil’s advocate” and take an opposing view just to bring about debate or to make a point. They are in search of objective truth more than fact. They look for logic and support in these truths.
They can get lost in time if something is of high interest to them. Understanding learners don’t like to be pressed for time and have a great deal of patience and persistence when completing tasks that they enjoy.
Here is another great list I took from the book So Each May Learn. I mentioned this in the first post on this subject. I highly recommend it as it has great charts, visuals, and ways to integrate all of this into your classroom.
Intuitive-Thinking or Understanding Learners
Prefers to learn by:
- Studying about ideas and how things are related
- Planning and carrying out a project of his/her own making and interest
- Arguing or debating a point based on logical analysis
- Problem solving that requires collecting, organizing, and evaluating data
Learns best from:
- Logical discussions and debates
- Projects of personal interest
- Time to plan and organize his/her work
- Working independently or with other Intuitive-Thinking types
- Working with ideas and things that challenge him/her to think, to explore, to master
- Routine and rote assignments
- Concern for details
- Rigid rules and predetermined procedures
Blessings to you,