Learning is the process whereby knowledge is created. It may occur consciously as part of formal education, training, study, or experience. It may also occur without conscious awareness through personal experience.
People learn all the time, from everything around them. However, some situations and circumstances are more conducive to learning than others. There are strategies and methods to help ensure that the learning we wish to encourage does happen.
This section focuses on increasing our knowledge by providing information about how learning occurs as well as strategies that enhance retention. We provide tools and instruments to assess personal styles, personality preferences, and preferred conditions.
If individual learning is not periodically reinforced, it becomes less and less over time, and eventually will be forgotten by that individual. Therefore, it is important to continue to review the principles of learning and the strategies involved in order to increase our personal knowledge of the process and how to best apply it.
Our section is divided into the following subsections:
Principles of Learning: Provides the basic principles involved in the learning process to help understand how knowledge is created.
Learning Process: Provides understanding of how people process information in different situations.
Learning Theories: Provides an overview of theories to help understand how the learning occurs.
Learning Preferences and Styles: Provides information on the learner’s preference for the way the data is presented.
Learning Strategies: Provides strategies on how to best process, analyze, and understand information.
Memory: Provides insight into how memory works and provides techniques to increase memory.