Learning, Working, Thinking Styles. “I desire that there be as many different persons in the world as possible; I would have each one be very careful to find out and preserve his or her own way.” Henry David Thoreau. Learning, Thinking, Working Styles ~David Kolb~. Helpful to:
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Learning, Working, Thinking Styles
“I desire that there be as many different persons in the world as possible; I would have each one be very careful to find out and preserve his or her own way.”
Henry David Thoreau
Natural instinctive strengths
In your groove
Why others do what they do
Serves everyone’s needs
Involves all in effort
Works for family, work, friends, church, community…
Not intended to:
You don’t get harmony when everyone
sings the same note!
Today we will…
Learn about the different ways individuals learn, work and make decisions;
Better understand how our learning/working styles influences the ways we interact with others and function in groups;
Improve our capacity to work effectively with each other and our community.
See Touch Taste
Help keep the group on task
Watch the time to assure that the group completes its task
Assure that everyone is able to participate – no one is dominating, no one is excluded
Encourage people to respect and use their different perspectives and views
Listen for key words, do not edit – use exact words or gain permission from participantstochange words
Capture the basic ideas, the essence of what was said – ask for feedback if necessary
Write rapidly but legibly
Write big enough (on a flipchart) that everyone can see what is being recorded
Do not worry about spelling
Report key points as requested at the end of the session
Be ready to report when it is your turn
Dannemiller Tyson Associates, Inc. (1994). A consultant guide to large scale meetings.