What’s your learning style? Do you prefer learning in a group and in an interactive setting? Or one-on-one? Do you retain information best through lectures, or visuals, or simply by reading books?
Do we really learn something? if we have google then what is the need of learning? it can do everything for us. we just need to know how to type. this the only learning we require.
okay, well before going further let’s first know what is learning?
According to wiki:
Learning is the act of acquiring new, or modifying and reinforcing, existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences and may involve synthesizing different types of information. The ability to learn is possessed by humans, animals, plants and some machines.
According to psychology:
Learning is defined as “any relatively permanent change in behaviour that occurs as a result of practice and experience”. This definition has three important elements.
a. Learning is a change in behaviour—better or worse.
b. It is a change that takes place through practice or experience, but changes due to growth or maturation are not learning.
c. This change in behaviour must be relatively permanent, and it must last a fairly long time.
I do think the lower one is a more accurate definition of learning. because we can get knowledge(information) but that does not mean that it is learning. if it causes a permanent change in our behaviour then it becomes learning.
there are so many ways by which we can learn. we can learn by visual methods, audio methods, by doing a certain operation. we can also learn by observations, reading etc.
but the most profound way of learning is the learning from our experiences. in my view, these are the accurate learnings. things never remain in our mind for always that come from watching or reading. we tend to forget them after some time. but whatever we learn from our mistakes or experiences remain with us forever. they become a permanent change in ourselves.
but the problem is how many of us learn from our past experiences. if we observe our lives, we keep on doing same things again and again. we keep on committing same mistakes again and again. there are very few chances when we make them learning lessons.
for instance, in our daily life we all become angry. and everyone regrets after being angry. Every time we sat that I will not do it again but we again repeat it again after some time. so it is not gonna change unless it becomes a learning. we need to think before anger that what did I get from it last time. I have done it so many times and never get benefitted so there is no point in repeating this. so when it becomes a learning it will not be there anymore. there are so many others things too like the anger. it is just an example.
so in my life learning from past mistakes has a big role. there are other things too which help in my learnings. the other important thing is learning from others mistakes. though it is bit difficult. but if we can learn from others mistakes then it is the best thing to do. it all depends on our learning attitude. if we have a learning attitude we can learn even from non-living things.
what is your style of learning?