Adopting the Best Learning Style to Suit Your Needs

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What you need to know about slow reading, deep-learning, and creative learning as a super-learner

Learning in today’s era of digital education is an active process that involves perception, comprehension, and integration of new information to past experiences while continuously applying the retained knowledge. With the amount of information, we need to process daily, adopting the best learning style which will suit our needs could save us a ton of time and effort. It could also yield better results in terms of achieving learning.

Assessing your Innate Learning Style

Learners have different styles for achieving learning. While the majority of learners may be more inclined to follow one specific style, others may prefer variations depending on their current needs. Slow-reading paves way for deep learning as opposed to its more popular counterpart, speed-reading. When it comes to slow-reading, achieving deep learning requires being actively engaged with the available material or resource through metacognition. The learner then processes the new concept and tries to integrate it with previously existing knowledge he or she has.

Adapting to your Advantage as an Online Learner

As education continues to move forward and transition into various online learning platforms, online learners should be able to take advantage of all the available resources that are easily accessible through the internet. Apart from evaluating the reliability and validity of the learning materials, online learners should also be able to deeply comprehend and store these new learnings in their long-term memories. Deeper learning paves way for critical thinking and integration of previous and present knowledge into practical applications. The majority of online learners prefer speed-reading over slow-reading without realizing that deeper learning occurs when content is processed slower as it is stored to long-term memory.

Why Competency-based Learning Model is the Best for Super-learners?

The Competency-based Learning Model focuses on the students’ mastery of a relevant competency while prioritizing lifelong learning over curriculum content achievement. This learning model is the best framework for super-learners as they work best with self-paced learning. Being able to process materials quickly and deeply is an advantage for super-learners which they could utilize fully while achieving mastery competency per competency.

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