In a work skills class I teach, each person takes a learning style quiz. Usually, more than half the students identify themselves through the assessment as a kinesthetic (learning by doing) learner, yet most of the way education is structured today is geared towards visual (read it or see it on a slide presentation) and auditory (hear it in a lecture) learning, not learning by doing. Yet it takes all of these methods in order to maximize learning, regardless of your dominant style.
A key to discovering your talents, passions and values is to actually do something to see what you like and don’t like. In addition, one of the best ways to maximize what you do like, thus leading to more talent, is to practice, which requires doing. No one can stop you from learning and practicing.
Interested in pursuing something you have an interest in? Learn about it, and then do it!
Here are some cool sites to aid in your learning:
- Helpouts by Google
- MOOCS (Massive Online Open Courses)- List of courses. You can also search top universities for their MOOC courses.
What’s your game plan for learning and doing more?