Adult Learning Styles Paper.

Essay by deeUUniversity, Bachelor'sA+, November 2005

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When learning anything as an adult, a person can start to question themselves as to whether they can still learn. The adult learner is different because they participate actively, using past experiences and pool resources between mentor and apprentice. Knowing how each individual learns will be the key to their success when returning to school or learning a new task at work. There are three basic types of learning styles, visual learners, tactile learners, and auditory learners.

Tactile learners have certain character traits that can be recognized by others. They are found holding or twirling a pen in a classroom setting. They often communicate through body movements. Tactile learners usually have great balance and are often found in sporting events. Tactile learners prefer activities where they can be "hand on". Tactile learners will unassembled an item to see how it works and them assemble it back. Simply put tactile learners will learn by doing the activities.

Tactile learners fancy adventure or action movies. When a tactile learner writes they will hold a pen firmly. In a classroom setting where there is an illustration or oral presentation, tactile learners often appear distracted or show little interest. Tactile learner can be impulsive. When tactile learners are problem solving, they often pick the resolution that entail a great number of activity. They often appear fidgety. Tactile learners often express their emotions by displaying enthusiastic physical actions and often use hand gestures when speaking (soft_med. 2005).

One of the adults on the university learning team that is being reviewed for adult learning style is Dee Underwood. She is employed by Cross Country Automotive Services as an Assistant Program Manager in the Kia Consumer Affairs office. She has worked there over 5 years. She has identified her adult learning style as a tactile...