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Learning Types Explained:

How does knowing my learning type help me become a better learner? Before we delve deeper let us take you on a thought journey… 

 

Matching the way we learn to our revision strategy is the biggest factor that determines our academic performance. Educo describes how people with different learning traits are likely to behave in an academic setting.

 

We have used the classroom model to simplify hundreds of years of complex psychological research for you to begin understanding yourself and inspire academic growth. Our approach is rooted in pioneering research by Carl Jung (a talented Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst) dating back to the 1920s. Mass education makes it difficult for teachers to produce an individualised learning programme and give each student a tailor made learning environment. It is this personalised attention we provide that makes the real difference in the grades of our students.

 

Take for example ENFP - this makes you an Extroverted I

Intuitive Feeling Prospective learner. Here is the full breakdown of the personality traits:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you understand a person's learning type, their behaviour makes sense and tutors can make adjustments based on this understanding. Knowing your learning type can assist us with understanding your strengths and how your mind breaks down problems to help you achieve your goals.

 

Extraverted vs. Introverted 

 

People have observed age long traits of extraversion and introversion since the beginning of time. While this term is often used as an expression of social aptitude, this scale involves more than just being outgoing or, at the other end of the scale, very reserved. Our research uses this scale to signify the source and direction of a person’s energy expression. An extraverts source and direction of energy expression is mainly in the external world, while an introvert has a source of energy mainly in their own internal world. We use this to plan lessons that are engaging and full of learning.

 

In our model Extraverts tend to:

 

  • Talk more than listen 

  • Think out loud

  • Act, then think 

  • Like to be around others

  • Prefer to do many things simultaneously

  • Be attuned to their external environment

  • Learn best through doing or discussing 

 

In our model Introverts tend to: 

  • Listen more than talk

  • Think inside their head, then act 

  • Feel comfortable being alone

  • Prefer to focus on one thing at a time

  • Be attuned to inner world

  • Prefer to communicate in writing 

 

Intuition vs. Sensors

 

Retention is only as good as the understanding that backs it up! The 2nd dimension looks at how a person processes information. People who use sensing notice the facts and details, whilst people who use intuition focus on connections as well as relationships. Sensors have a tendency to be more practical and have trust in their past experience. The sensing type thinks in a step by step manner with the belief that this is the way it has and it is the way it should always be done. They perceive routines as good and necessary, which is contrary to the manner in which intuitives focus on the big picture, tend to be imaginative and trust their hunches when it comes to answering a question posed by our tutors. 

 

In our model, Sensors tend to:

  • Focus on details & specifics 

  • Admire practical solutions 

  • Notice details & remember facts 

  • Live in the here-and-now

  • Trust actual experiences

  • Like step-by-step instructions

  • Work at a steady pace 

 

In our model, Intuitives tend to:

  • Focus on the big picture & possibilities

  • Admire creative ideas

  • Notice things that are new or different

  • Trust their instincts

  • Prefer to learn new skills

  • Like to figure things out for themselves

  • Work in bursts of energy 

 

Feeling vs. Thinkers

 

“Whatever happens, you must always keep a cool head”, this is the motto of the thinking type. The 3rd dimension looks at how a person makes decisionsThinkers base their decisions on objective, impersonal information, and tend to ask what makes the most sense or what is logical. Feelers tend to make decisions based on their personal values and how they feel about the choices. A feeling type will wonder how the subject material may impact on others or the community, therefore, allow them to ask their questions and report on their concerns is key during tuition.  Thinkers use analytical logic and reasoning to make decisions and feelers have a tendency to take into account extenuating circumstances while searching for harmony. 

 

In our model, Thinkers tend to:

  • Make decisions based on logic and evidence

  • Be direct

  • Appear to be reserved

  • Be convinced by rational arguments 

  • Value honesty and fairness

  • Take few things personally

  • Be motivated by achievement 

 

In our model, Feelers tend to:

  • Make decisions based on their values and feelings

  • Appear to be friendly

  • Be convinced by how they feel

  • Be tactful

  • Value harmony and compassion

  • Take things personally

  • Compliment others 

 

Judging vs. Prospecting

 

 

A students approach to planning and execution, goes way beyond creating fancy timetables. The final dimension looks at how one views structure. People who use judging prefer a structured, ordered, and predictable environment. Perceivers prefer to experience as much of the world as possible and like to keep their options open. Judgers have a tendency to be organised and productive and Perceivers tend to be flexible and nonconforming. Prospecting types are also likely to focus more on what makes them happy as opposed to what their parents or teachers expect – if a specific task is not that important or interesting, a prospecting individual will always be able to come up with something better to do. Why do students say they are going to study or work on a particular paper or project, but fail to follow through? Is it poor time management. The perceiver type is less aware of time and may start projects but have difficulty completing them. 

 

In our model, Judgers tend to:

  • Make decisions easily 

  • Pay attention to time 

  • Finish homework

  • Work first and play later

  • See the need for rules

  • Make a plan and stick to it

  • Find comfort in schedules 

 

In our model, Perceivers tend to:

  • Be spontaneous 

  • Keep plans flexible

  • Question the need for many rules

  • Keep their options open

  • Play first, work later

  • Start projects

  • Be less aware of time

  • Have difficulty making decisions 

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."

                                                                                                                               ~ Albert Einstein

OUR APPROACH

Extrovert

Sensor

Judging

Feeling