# SLD: Steps to Success Learning Skills Centre. Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening The programme is built on the principles.

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SLD: Steps to Success Learning Skills Centre

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

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:

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

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

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

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

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.

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 *

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Ross Cooper: Learning Styles Interactive Diagnostic Screening Click on today’s date 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 When using the telephone do you get the numbers mixed up when you dial?  Yes  No

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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