They are open-minded, not sceptical, and this tends to make them enthusiastic about anything new. Activist , Theorist ; Pragmatist and Reflector. Reflectors like to stand back to ponder experiences and observe them from many different perspectives.
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While learners are found to have a preference for learniny or more styles, they also have characteristics of all styles to varying degrees:. Having an experience Reflecting on it Reaching conclusions from the experience Putting their theory into practice The styles were directly aligned to the stages in the cycle and named Activist, Reflector, Theorist and Pragmatist.
Activists involve themselves fully and without bias in new experiences. They need models, concepts and facts in order to engage in the learning process. They respond to problems and opportunities 'as a challenge'. Theorists adapt and integrate observations into complex but logically sound theories. They think problems through in a vertical, step-by-step logical way. Experimenting with new ideas, speculations and methods to check whether they work is their mode of action.
Peter Honey and Alan Mumford Learning Styles - Extension Practice | Extension Practice
Taken from How to be an e-tutor by Dr Richard Mobbs. Reflector — tell me; like to be briefed before they are willing to take action.
Pragmatist - Prefers to apply new learnings learnong actual practice to see muumford they work. They tend to adopt a low profile and have a slightly distant, tolerant unruffled air about them. A systematic and critical review. This page has been accessed 5, times. Their philosophy prizes rationality and logic.
Honey and Mumford's Learning Styles Questionnaire
This is their 'mental set' and they rigidly reject anything that doesn't fit with it. Abstract concepts and games are of limited use unless they can see a way to put the ideas into action in their lives. Pragmatists are essentially practical, down to earth people who like making ummford decisions and solving problems. Effective learning is said to: Their philosophy is "There is always a better way" and "If it works it's good".
They positively search out new ideas and take the first opportunity to experiment with applications.
HONEY AND MUMFORD LEARNING STYLES
The styles were directly aligned to the stages in the cycle and named Activist, Reflector, Theorist and Pragmatist. This cycle shows more accurately how knowledge is acquired. Pragmatists are keen on trying out ideas, theories and techniques to see if they work in practice. Their approach to problems is consistently logical.
Theorist — learnjng me; respond to learning through clarity of argument. They are thoughtful people who like to consider all possible angles and implications before making a move. While learners are found to have a preference for one or more styles, they also have characteristics of all styles to varying degrees: Theorists think problems through in a vertical, step-by-step logical way.
They like to analyse and synthesize. Leafning people need to be able to see how to put the learning into practice in the real world. Experimenters, trying out new ideas, theories and techniques to see if they work.
They leqrning problems by brainstorming. Their reasoning is most people have never consciously considered how they really learn. It might depend on his or her learning style.
Increased awareness of how you learn, opens up the whole process to self-scrutiny and improvement.