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1 SLD: Steps to Success Learning Skills Centre

2 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening The programme is built on the principles that learning performance can be performed by:  a better self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses  building on those strengths

3 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening You are about to be marooned on a desert island. Think of three things you would like to have to help you survive:

4 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening When you were thinking, did you  see things  name things  see and name things?

5 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening Did you  see them before you named them?  name them before you saw them?  both?

6 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening What I didn’t tell you is that tigers live on the island. Can you name one thing you wish you’d got without seeing it?  Yes  A bit  no

7 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening Can you see one thing without naming it?  yes  a bit  no

8 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening You are about to find an odd one out puzzle If you solve it, you can escape.

9 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening Click on the odd one out: A B C D E F C H I J K L Click on the odd one out: 0 * 0 * 0 * 0 * * 0 * 0 *

10 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening When you first began to solve this puzzle did you:  Look at the whole pattern and expect the odd one out to jump out at you?  Look at the sequence step by step?

11 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening Which one worked for you?  Look at the whole pattern and expect the odd one out to jump out?  Look at the sequence step by step?

12 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening You have won a holiday. Your tickets are included. You leave tomorrow.

13 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening There are two groups for our winners Choose the one you would prefer to join:  an expert will give a talk on the subject  an expert will lead a discussion and you are invited to join in

14 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening Are you good at taking part in discussions?  Yes  No

15 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening Do you find yourself fidgeting with your pen or other objects when trying to listen?  Yes  Sometimes  No

16 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening Do you like rocking back on your chair?  Yes  Sometimes  No

17 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening Do you find you want to stand up and move off more quickly than those around you?  Yes  Sometimes  No

18 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening Do you like to have more than one thing on the go and move from one thing to another  Yes  Sometimes  No

19 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening Click on today’s date When using the telephone do you get the numbers mixed up when you dial?  Yes  No

20 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening Is your spelling poor?  Yes  No Do you mix up dates and times and miss appointments?  Yes  No

21 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening Do you find forms difficult and confusing?  Yes / No Do you find it difficult to take messages and pass them on correctly?  Yes / No Do you mix up bus numbers like 159 and 195?  Yes / No

22 Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening Thank you and we will now compile the results of your assessment

23 Visual or verbal? VisualVerbal speed imaginative creative lateral inductive symbolic overview patterns multi-dimensional inter-relationships ordered analytical critical logical deductive abstract detail elements 2-dimensional cause and effect

24 Holistic strategies Holistic strategies include:  Trying to “see: what things mean  Thinking what it means before you start  Deciding why you are learning something (purpose)  Reading the summary first  Making connections to things you already know  Skimming and scanning to identify key points or priorities  Making mind maps  Creating meaningful models  Making up analogies /metaphors  Thinking how you might use the learning

25 Sequential strategies Sequential strategies include:  Learning first principles  Following through problems and their solutions  Testing yourself on questions and answers  Focusing in on specific parts of the learning  Ensuring that you understand all the vocabulary  Identifying the evidence and reaching a conclusion  Doing background reading  Planning what you are going to do in what order  Learning the rules

26 Does moving help your concentration?  drink plenty of water  eat when you feel the need (but not sugar!!)  change the light to suit you (particularly when reading)  listen to slow baroque music if you find background noise helps you concentrate  work at the time of day that suits you as far as possible  select study skills that suit your leaning style

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