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The Environment: The Role It Plays in How One Learns



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The Environment: The Role It Plays in How One Learns

Have you ever found yourself sitting in a classroom or at a lecture and afterwards not remember anything that was just mentioned? On the other hand, how about that same material was being taught to you and instead of being lectured to you, you were given the opportunity to see it happen or do it for yourself; this time you remembered all the information. People in the past, present and future face this common issue. We all have our own way of learning, and a lot of factors can play into what we remember, and how well we remember them. One factor that contributes to this is the way you specifically learn, or your learning style. There are many types of learning styles out there, but the three most well-known and agreed upon types are Visual, Auditory, and Tactile/Kinesthetic. They all have their own style and setting that make them effective to each individual. A second factor is the setting of the environment you are in. In today’s modern society, the standard classroom is not the only setting to learn in. As such, there is the “traditional” classroom setting versus the online classroom. A third factor is the actual environment you are in and the way it can aid or inhibit your ability to learn. The first type, the Visual method, a person learns and remembers most effectively by having something shown or presented to them. With visual learning, you are more inclined to remember material that has graphs or pictures within or incorporated with the material. This method also is one that can be hard to master, especially if you have a short attention span. As a visual learner, you can often find yourself getting distracted when listening to a lecture. Since a visual learners mind…...

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