Thinking and Learning Styles--How they Affect Your Clinical Problem Solving
World Small Animal Veterinary Association World Congress Proceedings, 2008
Jill E. Maddison, BVSc, DVCS, PhD, FACVSc, MRCVS
CPD Unit, The Royal Veterinary College
North Mymms, UK

There are several different broad categories of thinking/learning styles. In this lecture we will discuss a model based on the Hermann Whole Brain model. Through the lecture you will be able to get a broad idea of your preferred thinking and learning style and how this relates to clinical problem solving.

Thinking/Learning Style Description


 

The different styles have different preferred thinking/learning activities
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They enjoy different activities
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They expect different teaching/learning approaches
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What work do you like to do?
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What colour/s are you?
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How does this relate to professional activities in general?
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What does the successful practice need?
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What do we need for our medical cases?
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How Does This Relate to Teaching and Learning?

Educational activities that recognise and work with this model ensure that learners' preferred thinking styles are accommodated and less preferred thinking styles are developed.

The Challenge

If teachers teach exclusively in a manner that favour their students' less preferred learning style modes, the students discomfort level may be great enough to interfere with their learning.

However, if teachers teach exclusively to their students' preferred modes the students may not develop the mental dexterity they need to reach their potential for achievement

Strategies to Promote Integral Learning

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Speaker Information
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Jill E. Maddison, BVSc, DipVetClinStud, PhD, FACVSc, MRCVS
CPD Unit
The Royal Veterinary College
UK


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