Types of Learning

Types of learning – I maintain that learning can be viewed by way of the Theory of Balanceology’s, CACK Model. For is it not true that in order to learn something one must be conscious, aware, comprehend, and thus acquire new knowledge? I appreciate the insight of Howard Gardner suggesting that humans have multiple intelligence capabilities making for multiple ways we learn. We don’t just have one overall global intelligence (IQ). In the  Frame of the Mind (1983), Gardner identified six types of intelligence (IQ’s): 1.) linguistic IQ (language), 2.) logical-mathematical IQ (analysis), 3.) musical IQ (sound), 4.) Visual-spatial IQ (perceive objects), 5.) interpersonal IQ (social relationships), and 6.) intrapersonal IQ (self-awareness). In Benjamin Bloom’s Taxonomy (1956), he proposed three domains of learning: 1.) psychomotor skills that are manual or physical learning, 2.) affective skills that concern emotional learning, and 3.) mental skills involving cognitive learning. Bloom postulated that there are six levels of cognitive learning:  i. e. knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Significantly, genomic research has indicated that genes that allow for learning and memory lie on chromosome 16.

types of learning

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