August 23, 2010

Communication and Collaboration Strategy Paper

Knowing an individual learning style will help develop coping strategies to compensate for weaknesses and capitalize on their strengths. The three different learning styles that I had the opportunity to evaluate were, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. The strategy for effective communication and collaboration that I have developed for individuals who learn through Bodily-Kinesthetic is to provide them with interacting with the space around them. The space would be use through hands on experimentation, using their body language, and by expressing emotions through the body.   The learner will have real life learning experiences, such as providing field trips, were the learner is moving from place to place, touching and feeling objects and also by seeing. Bodily-kinesthetic learners broaden their knowledge through his or her unique learning modality.

      The Intrapersonal learner has the ability to self-reflect and be aware of their inner state of being. These learners try to understand their inner feelings, dreams, relationships with others, and strengths and weaknesses. The intrapersonal learners should set goals for what they desire to learn or do in life, once they set their goals, I will provide them with journals for writing their goals down and also for daily writing to describe how they feel about something they may value. The journal will be use to provide feedback for communication.

      Lastly, the Interpersonal learner has the ability to relate and understand others. These learners try to see things from other people's point of view in order to understand how they think and feel. I will provide a practice activity for being an active listener. This activity will give individual a chance to be an active listen by listening and understanding another’s point of view and vice-versa.

The three different personality types that I have identified with...