Communications and Collaborationa

Communication and Collaboration

Harold W. Smith

May24, 2010
Lynette Herring

Communications and Collaborations

      The eight different learning styles according to Howard Gardner based upon the readings are:”bodily-kinesthetic, intrapersonal, logical-mathematical, verbal-linguistic, musical-rhythmic, visual-spatial, interpersonal and naturalistic” (Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, (2007), p. 39.)   According to Howard Gardner, the Harvard University professor, defines intelligence as “is an ability to solve problems or fashion products that are useful in a particular cultural setting” (Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, (2007), p. 38.)   Gardner also believes “that the way you learn is a unique blend of intelligences, resulting from you distinctive abilities, challenges, experiences, and training” (Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, (2007), p. 39.)   The paper will discuss the following three areas: intrapersonal, interpersonal and verbal/linguistic.
      The intrapersonal learning style is “ability to understand one’s own behavior and feelings (self-awareness, independence, time spent alone)” (Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, (2007), p. 39.)   The characteristics of the intrapersonal learning style are: he evaluates his own thinking, knows how to express his feelings and understands himself in relation to others.   To communicate and collaborate effectively within a group this particular learning style, he would think before he reacts in relation to the group, express his feelings and reason with the group when individuals or topics that may arise.
      The interpersonal learning style is “ability to relate to others, noticing their moods, motivations, and feelings (social activity, cooperative learning, teamwork)” (Carter, Bishop, & Kravits, (2007), p. 39.)   The characteristics of the interpersonal learner are as follows: he can see the perspective of others in the group can cooperate within a group, use both verbal, nonverbal skills and maintain relationships...