What method of learning is best for you?
There are many different methods that people use for learning. Some people learn with hands on experience, other learn by reading, and still others learn to listening to discussion of other people. It is generally believed that learning is a subjective process, and it is important to discover the ways in which one learns best. I find that personally, learning by doing things is the best way.
First, I find that the hands-on method is right for me because I am a very visual learner. If I can see what is happening, I have a much easier time understanding it. Reading a book does not give me this ease. When I read a book in order to gain knowledge, particularly technical one, I sometimes have trouble visualizing exactly what is being explained. However, when I actually see the process happening, it is much easier for me to understand.
I also use a visual method when I am studying English. For example , if I am working on new vocabulary, I will write the words down, and then draw picture of the words to remind myself of the meaning. Going through the process of drawing the pictures greatly increases my ability to memorize any type of information. When a picture is too simple to discribe enough or is hard to draw, I will close my eye and draw a mental picture that serves more helpful.
It seems as though most businesses prefer people to have this hands-on experience as well. It is rare to find a good job that does not require applicants to have spent a certain amount of time doing a similar type of work in the past. By having this past experience it shows that they have learnt to so a particular task well, and that they have practical knowledge of the job.
In conclusion, I think that hands-on learning is best for me, and beneficial for my future. As stated above, however, everyone learns in a different style, and it is important to find the most efficient method for themselves.