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Are there different types of learning? You have probably associated learning with using books and memorizing concepts.

Are There Different Types of Learning?

You have probably associated learning with using books and memorizing concepts.  However, there are different types of learning that students can relate to. You will learn about some of them and their characteristics in this blog.

Learning is “the process of assimilating information resulting in a consequent change in behavior” (Sáez, 2018). This knowledge acquisition affects how people respond to the environment and prepares them to face new scenarios or challenges.

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Are there different types of learning? You have probably associated learning with using books and memorizing concepts.

Types of Learning

Implicit learning

Occurs when students learn unintentionally and through the automatic execution of a behavior (Latinjak, 2014). This learning can result through the repetition of tasks or during cultural acquisition. 

Explicit learning

Occurs when students are aware and intend to learn (Latinjak, 2014).  In this type of learning, hypothesis testing is presented since the person searches for data on the topics of interest and actively participates in their training.  

Meaningful learning

Occurs when training is connected to knowledge previously acquired by the student. In other words, there is “a non-arbitrary and substantial relationship with what the student already knows” (Ausubel, 1983).

Collaborative learning

Aims for students to appropriate different concepts and information while working hand in hand with their peers. This type of learning “seeks for the combination of situations and social interactions that can contribute to effective personal and group learning” (Lucero, 2003).

Rote learning

Seeks that people memorize a concept, even if they lack clarity about its meaning. Stimulating this type of learning allows students to learn about multiplication tables, exact data, names, dates, and formulas, among many more concepts.

Receptive learning

Occurs when “the contents and structure of the material to learn are established by the teacher, and the learner participates as a receiver” (Gerardo Hernández Rojas, 2013). In this type of learning, the student receives information from a teacher and imitates it in future situations.

Associative learning

It’s when students learn through the relationship of stimuli, events, or behaviors. This learning “occurs when two elements are connected in our brain, which is related through experience” (Montero, Perozo, & Morales, 2006).

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Are there different types of learning? You have probably associated learning with using books and memorizing concepts.

Factors Influencing Learning

Learning is a process in which students acquire new competencies and skills through experiences influenced by different factors. For a learning process to occur, students must be motivated and driven to learn. They must feel free to engage in class. Theory must be related to practice, and the person must be able to demonstrate the concepts applied in the real world.  

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References:

Aguado-Aguilar, L. (2001). Aprendizaje y memoria. Revista de neurología, 32(4), 373-381.

Ausubel, D. (1983). Teoría del aprendizaje significativo. Fascículos de CEIF, 1(1-10), 1-10.

Latinjak, A. T., López-Ros, V., & Sargatal, J. (2014). Aprendizaje implícito y explícito: entre el hacer y el comprender. El aprendizaje de la acción táctica, 76, 59.

Llanga Vargas, E. F. (2019). Metodologia del docente y el aprendizaje. Atlante Cuadernos de Educación y Desarrollo, (febrero).

Llanga Vargas, E. F. (2019). Metodologia del docente y el aprendizaje. Atlante Cuadernos de Educación y Desarrollo, (febrero).

Lucero, M. M. (2003). Entre el trabajo colaborativo y el aprendizaje colaborativo. Revista iberoamericana de Educación, 33(1), 1-21.

Manuel, S. L. J. (2018). Estilos de aprendizaje y métodos de enseñanza. Editorial UNED.

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