Learning Skills
- How to find your learning style
- Cognitive styles
- Psychological styles
- Social styles


3. Gregoric model : Based on perception and ordering


The Gregoric model is based on two parts: the way we take information, and the way we process information. The styles of this model are the following:
  • Concrete Sequential
    These learners like to apply ideas in a practical way and focus on facts. They work well with deadlines because they work systematically step by step. They have the ability to produce concrete products from abstract ideas. They work alone and they want to know what is expected of them. Finally, they like asking questions where there is a specific "yes or no" answer.
    How to learn:
    • Having a schedule in your study is something that makes perfect sense to you, so break down your work in tasks. A good idea also is to put your tasks in time limits.
    • Applying theory in real-life problems, by paying attention in case studies, and using simulation systems (e.g multimedia products).
  • Abstract Sequential
    They like to analyze ideas, to research, in order to explain with well-researched information and logical reasoning. They learn more by watching than by doing. They also like to examine a subject in depth and repeat the same tasks over and over. Finally they are not diplomatic since they like to monopolize the conversation.
    How to learn:
    • While you research in depth a subject, you should pay attention in the deadline of your work. Do not forget that the depth in which you examine your subject depends also on the time you have. As a result you need a schedule to organize better your work.
    • You enjoy learning through research, so look for other sources to extend your knowledge like web sites, books, journals, papers.
  • Abstract Random
    These learners listen to others and try to understand the feelings and emotions. They can recognize the emotional needs of others, and bring harmony when cooperating with others. As a result it is important for them to maintain friendly relationships with everyone if possible. They personalize their learning and focus on general principles. They think with their heart and not with their head so it is difficult for them to explain or justify their feelings. They try hard to give exact details, accept even positive criticism and focus on one thing at a time.
    How to learn:
    • You have the charisma of good communication and interaction with the other people. As a result a very good way to acquire knowledge is by interviewing experts or participating in newsgroups on Internet. You should process carefully and check the validity of the information coming from other people by cross-examine sources.
    • You are the style of learner who learns with cooperation and discussion so take the initiative to create groups of studying with your colleagues.
  • Concrete Random
    This style of learner thinks fast and has the ability to see many options and solutions to problems. They also use insight and instinct to solve problems. They do not like restrictions, limitations, deadlines, formal reports, routines, repeating tasks, keep detail in records and show how they got an answer.
    How to learn:
    • You give solutions to problems quickly based on your instinct. But most of the times you do not need only a quick solution, but also a right one. Try to take in to considerations all the factors of a problem by studying similar case studies, (since pure theory is not your learning style), and discussing with experts.


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