Communication and Collaboration Strategy Paper

Taking the Multiple Pathways to Learning and Personality Spectrum assessments was a definite eye opener to how diverse learning can be for different people. Understanding why conflicts arise between students, coworkers, families, and friends when each person is trying to learn new things together is easier after realizing how many different ways people can learn. This paper will discuss strategies for communicating effectively among a group of people using learning styles and personality types.
Learning styles are,”your mind’s particular way of taking in and processing information” (Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, 2007) many people do so differently. The three learning styles I am going to develop a strategy for effective communication and collaboration among the selected learning styles will be bodily/ kinesthetic, interpersonal, and visual spatial. These learning styles were chosen from a set of eight intelligences created by a Harvard University professor in 1983. This professor, Howard Gardner, feels everyone has each one though some people are better developed in certain intelligence areas.
The bodily- kinesthetic intelligence is a hands- on approach to learning and retaining information through senses and the act of doing (Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, 2007). This intelligence can make learning a creative experience, though in an online setting, challenging. A strategy for a bodily- kinesthetic learner to help on a collaborative project could be to have this person create 3-d representations of the information which needs to be retained and have him or her transfer the representation to an online format using Excel and creating 3-D graphs.
The interpersonal intelligence is a persons’ ability to connect with other people, and noticing the things which motivate them, if their moods change and make sure they take another persons’ feelings into consideration (Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, 2007). This type of person would make a great team leader because he or she would...