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Factors that affect learning for different individuals. The factors that currently influence my learning do have a strong impact; my chosen lifestyle means that I need to be employed and work a minimum of sixteen hours per week in order to pay the bills.

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Task 2: Factors that influence learning vary between individuals, so factors that affect me may not necessarily affect others. David Kolb observed that "personal habits and routines, beliefs, cultural customs, values, motivation and career aspirations are all influences because they can affect attitudes to study and its priority over other demands on an individual, such as home life or work." (B. Stretch, M. Whitehouse. BTEC Nationals Health and Social Care Book 1: 279) The following diagram shows a range of influences that affect learning. The factors which are identified in the diagram that have the most impact on my learning are: time, friends, aspirations, employment, lifestyle and motivation. Some of these factors influence me negatively and some positively; although I have found that with experience and change in my surrounding environment that these factors differ. I have also found that with experience I have developed ways to overcome the barriers that influence my learning. The factors that currently influence my learning do have a strong impact; my chosen lifestyle means that I need to be employed and work a minimum of sixteen hours per week in order to pay the bills. ...read more.

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Both my motivation and career aspiration has a positive effect on me because I want to achieve something in my life and my aspiration is what I would like to achieve. Time is a factor which has a major impact on my learning and ability to study. I work well under pressure but there is a difference in working under pressure and working in a time scale which isn't realistic. The time in which I have to study is greatly compromised by my employment and some weeks I find myself without a day off and approximately four hours to complete required study by the college. Limited time forces me to rush my work so I perhaps miss out information and I am not as thorough in my work as I could be. Since starting my college course I have achieved the required grade every time but as my employment hours started to increase I rushed one assignment and I did not achieve the grade. My friends influence me both positively and negatively. I am influenced positively by them because I complete my assignments before them and they praise me for it but I am negatively influenced by my friends when they make plans for the weekend and I am included. ...read more.

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If I create more time to study I will find that I would be under a lot less pressure. In order to reduce the impact of my friends on my learning, I should complete all due studying and work before I arrange plans with my friends and as I work better alone than in a group, I should explain this too them so they understand that because of my learning style I find it easier to not work in a group. The identified factors have an overall positive impact on my learning process because each ensures I am motivated. I am always learning new information, gaining skills and experience and this is because I am always busy. If I had no career aspiration I wouldn't be so motivated. The limit of time I have to complete each work ensures I do because I cannot stand to hand work in late. Although there are ways to reduce the impact of the negative factors on my learning, I feel that I am working well and 99% of the time working to the best of my ability, so there is no need to take any action on reducing the influences on my personal learning process. ...read more.

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