The knowledge of your Learning Patterns provides you with an explanation of how you learn, not an excuse for failing to put forth the effort to learn

The knowledge of your Learning Patterns

Prepare: Before attempting this discussion, please be sure you have completed the Learning Connections Inventory (LCI), then carefully read Chapter 2 and the Week Two Instructor Guidance. In particular, pay attention to Section 2.1 and Section 2.2 which provide an overview of each of the four Learning Patterns: Sequence, Precision, Technical Reasoning, and Confluence.

Reflect: As stated by your textbook author, “The knowledge of your Learning Patterns provides you with an explanation of how you learn, not an excuse for failing to put forth the effort to learn.” Take some time to think about what you learned about yourself based on your results from the LCI.
Write: In complete sentences and a minimum of 250 words, address the following:

  • List the numeric scores and your level of use (Use First, Use as Needed, or Avoid) for each of the four Learning Patterns, then identify whether you are a Dynamic, Bridge, or Strong-willed Learner.
  • Describe a specific time when you used each Pattern to accomplish a task. Your examples may be from your academic, personal, or professional experiences. Each example should provide a vivid example of how you Use First, Use as Needed, or Avoid the Pattern. For instance: I created color-coded folders for every week of this class. For the assignment later this week, a more general example is appropriate: I am a highly-organized person and have strategies I use to keep my life in order.
  • Analyze how the awareness of your Learning Patterns may help you in school, work, and/or personal relationships. Explain how you can use this knowledge to be more intentional in these areas.
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