Teaching and Learning Approaches

I as a trainer don’t use the pragmatist style as the courses provided online are pre set; hence the entire learning is done based on different topics and also related to learners’ strengths and weaknesses. There are lots of practical tips and techniques within the courses and hence that can be pragmatist learning style.

Activist learners or trainers are the one who like to be involved in new experiences and are enthusiastic about new ideas. They enjoy doing things and tend to act first and consider the implications afterwards. They are unlikely to prepare for the learning experience or review their learning afterwards. As learndirect courses is individual to all,
Activists learn best when:
    • involved in new experiences, problems and opportunities
    • working with others in team tasks or role-playing
    • being thrown in the deep end with a difficult task
    • chairing meetings, leading discussions
Activists learn less when:
    • listening to lectures or long explanations
    • reading, writing or thinking on their own
    • absorbing and understanding data
    • following precise instruction to the letter
Reflectors like to view the situation from different perspectives. They like to collect data, review and think carefully before coming to any conclusions. They enjoy observing others and will listen to their views before offering their own.
Reflectors learn best when:
    • observing individuals or groups at work
    • reviewing what has happened and thinking about what they have learned
    • producing analyses and reports doing tasks without tight deadlines
Reflectors learn less when:
    • acting as leader or role-playing in front of others
    • doing things with no time to prepare
    • being thrown in at the deep end
    • being rushed or worried by deadlines