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The Process of Learning

            In general, learning is often identified as the acquisition of knowledge or skills through study, active engagement with experience, and being taught. It is also considered as a valuable treasure that will follow its owner everywhere and continuously pursued throughout life. As Pablo Picasso, one of the most famous artists, asserted,' I am always doing that which I can't do, in order that I may learn how to do it.' He truly understood the value and importance of learning.
             I have been learning numerous life skills such as verbal and written communication, interpersonal and intrapersonal, leadership and servanthood, technical and manual skills for almost twenty-six years and clearly realized the only appropriate that I offer up a definition of learning as I see it. Therefore, in my view, what I define learning is it does require – in varying times and circumstances- activities like hands-on practice and reflection. It is also a lifelong process, which includes learning from mistakes and failures that will eventually lead to success.
             Learning is also not an automatic process. To understand how to move progressively from a passive to active learner, it is important to identify different type of learning styles, which describe the way people process new information. There are three primary types of learners: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. While most people generally have their one or two predominant methods, my preferred learning style is a combination of kinesthetic and visual. For instance, I learn best when information is presented in visual formats such as books, articles, images, or diagrams, or when I have been shown how to solve a problem, one step at a time, and conveyed in 'hands-on' settings such as workshops and interactive classes. Therefore, practical experimentation using body language, interpreting visual images and learn through doing are some of the best options that will significantly help myself succeed to be a better learner.

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