Learning new information is something most people do each day, but may not even notice. Daily learning includes information from news, work, family, friends, classmates and recreation. I found out it is much easier for me to learn and express myself on something I am truly interested in. This class has been a great opportunity for me to find out my overall ability of how I put an idea into action. Each assignment that I have finished has given me a better opportunity of recognizing different aspects of my life.
I have always believed that I was behind in the game when it came to my studies. I would study and study and never achieve the success I would have thought. I know from studies throughout my life that a person's learning style is usually a biological and developmental set of characteristics past down. Also, individual responses to learning can be affected by, intake of food or drink, time of day, mobility, sound, light, temperature, and seating preferences are biological, while motivation, responsibility (conformity), and need for structure or flexibility are thought to be sociological. This ties in with what Brail, Beasley; Dunn, Quinn, and Buchan (1997) summarizes by stating that the interaction of various environmental factors affects each person differently as they learns (p.1). .
Knowing that both of my parents are not that educated and that they have taught me the ways they have learned, I always assumed that their fate was mine. Brail, Beasley; Dunn, Quinn, and Buchan (1997) define one's learning style a way in which the person learning begins to concentrate on, process, and retain new and difficult information (p. 1). My learning style was different then most, because I gained information better by myself, on my own. This learning style does not match a typical school environment, which made it hard for me to contain information as well as the other students. However, these may have been my weaknesses, but my strengths advanced me to the person I am today.