Page
  1. 1
    1
  2. 2
    2
  3. 3
    3
  4. 4
    4
  5. 5
    5
  6. 6
    6

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.

Do not show me this again

Are you in the right place?

Jump to Healthcare and see how teachers think you should prepare in:

Extracts from this essay...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

Conclusion

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.

The above preview is unformatted text

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • Over 150,000 essays available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Here's what a teacher thought of this essay

4 star(s)

This is a good essay that has a clear writing style and is easy to read. The writer has done some research and that shows though there is scope to discuss it in further detail.

The writer has attempted some evaluation but tends to describe rather than fully evaluate at times. Work could be enhanced by trying to fully explain how factors can impact.

****

Marked by teacher Sam Morran 20/08/2013

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Over 180,000 student essays
  • Every subject and level covered
  • Thousands of essays marked by teachers

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Healthcare essays

  1. Unit 21 Nutrition for health and social care

    Gluten free products are available, but are very expensive to buy. If a person has been medically diagnosed with coeliac disease some gluten free products can be obtained on prescription. 1. Irritable bowel syndrome: Irritable bowel syndrome is a condition where the bowel function is easily disturbed, causing abdominal pain, flatulence, bloating and either constipation or diarrhoea, or even both.

  2. Communication in Health and Social Care. Within this piece of work I am ...

    Keith is a 35 year old man who has joined a local support group for people who suffer from stress in his nearby region. He was getting treated by his GP already for having a slightly raised blood pressure and insomnia.

  1. Marked by a teacher

    My work experience at Belleview nursing home.

    4 star(s)

    of the brain, which causes them to be unpredictable and act irrationally. I found some of the dementia patients quite funny but I wasn't laughing at them, I was laughing with them.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Summarise the factors which may influence the health and development of babies in the ...

    4 star(s)

    E3-Describe the expected stage of development of babies at 7 months and how they can be expected to develop in the next 2 months of life. Development for babies means the learning of memory, language, thinking and reasoning. Language development is more than uttering sounds or babbling.

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Unit 17. Provide an explanation of three different international approaches to learning.

    3 star(s)

    Explain the background to the approach you have chosen to write about. Forest Schools originated in Scandinavia in 1950 Forest schools were set up in order to give children the self confidence and self esteem they need when exploring the woodland area.

  2. Child Development (AO3)

    The child's logical thinking is limited to practical situations. For example, being able to add numbers in the mind may be found difficult, as they cannot mentally imagine the numbers. Where as, if the child had cubes in front of them to help work out the calculation, the child would

  1. Personal & professional development in Health & Social care.n this assignment I am going ...

    When I first started the college I was anxious of making new friends because of what I had been through in secondary school. For this reason, I decided to keep to myself only spending time with my partner who was very encouraging and supportive.

  2. Research Methodology for health and social care

    Education: It is important to carry out research into education as it presents more information for investigation. This allows for improvements based on greater information and study. It is very important. Education is one of the most important things in the life because you as a person will never improve yourself or the world around you.

  • Over 180,000 essays
    written by students
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to write
    your own great essays

Marked by a teacher

This essay has been marked by one of our great teachers. You can read the full teachers notes when you download the essay.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review on the essay page.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review under the essay preview on this page.

Do not show me this again

Are you in the right place?

Jump to Healthcare and see how teachers think you should prepare in: