• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Key influences on an individual's learning

Extracts from this document...


´╗┐Unit 6 Personal Professional Development Annie Plant Health Science P1 In this assignment I am going to explain key influences on the personal learning process of individuals. The key influences of learning are: health, motivation, Learning style, IT skills, Access to study centre, specific learning needs, Attitude and self discipline, Lifestyle Care responsibilities, Study space, employment. There are many different key influences on an individual?s learning processes and each of these all have an effect on the individuals learning processes and abilities. The first influence is called formal and informal learning. Informal learning is personal; the individual is responsible for gaining knowledge. Informal learning is forced by some else usually through a formal training programme for example a class taught by a teacher. ...read more.


Another style of sensory learning is the tactual learners or reflective learners who work best when they are able to think things through, to evaluate options and they learn by analysis. This group are often deep thinkers and enjoy figuring out problems on their own. Also there are the auditory learners that work best when able to hear, speak, discuss and think out loud. This group learn better when they are listening to people teach or when others are talking or discussing. They look for explanations with words and prefer to hear the information. Finally visual learners are the group who prefer to see, watch, read, and view. Visual learners use their eyes and often enjoy reading information from posters or power points rather than being talked at, they look for graphs, pictures and diagrams and visual representations of information. ...read more.


Linking in with sequential learners are the global learners who prefer a holistic and systematic approach. This group often learn in large jumps, absorbing material almost randomly without seeing connections, and then suddenly understanding it. Most are able to solve complex problems quickly or put things together in novel ways once they have grasped the big picture, but they may have difficulty explaining how they did it. In conclusion many people learn in different ways and find it easier to concentrate doing different activities. Personally I occasionally identify will all of these learning styles but mostly I fall into the kinaesthetic learning category because I like to be doing something while learning and learn best by practical activities. I also fall into the Visual learner category because I often learn by having things written down for me and I learn by reading and studying graphs and written information. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Healthcare section.

Found what you're looking for?

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

Here's what a teacher thought of this essay

The essay aimed to examine the influences on learning. There was an introduction which was very helpful as it allowed the reader to understand what would be covered.
The types of learning have been identified, but not the influences on learning. Had there been a discussion regarding health, motivation, previous learning, the aim of the essay would have been met. What is presented here is a description of the ways people learn which does not meet the criteria for this module. There also needs to be clarity about the difference between informal and formal learning.
At the end of an essay it is important to check that what was intended to be covered actually has been. Read through the essay carefully and check where the criteria/learning outcome has been covered.

Marked by teacher Diane Apeah-Kubi 26/04/2013

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Healthcare essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Explain key influences on the personal learning processes of individuals. Assess the impact of ...

    4 star(s)

    How they learn the most is working with others and taking control of the group. Their less preferred learning situations are doing tasks alone, listening, rather than visually learning what they are going to go. Reflectors like to observe what they have to do from a distance, they like to consider and reflex on the situation from different perspectives.

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

    I have put my terrible past behind me and tried to move on and think positive that I will and can reach my goals and become the person I have dreamt of, to make myself and my family proud. My first year in Waltham Forest College was not as bad as I thought it would be.

  1. Key influences on personal learning processes

    Kolb identified two pairs of opposing factors which, combined together, show learning as a cycle with four different stages of learning. Each stage can be entered at any time but for learning to be effective the stages must be followed in a sequence.

  2. P1/M1/D1- Factors that impact upon my learning and development.

    Though my preference is to work at home over working at college, it is however still very difficult to work at home with being distracted or disrupted because of the many disadvantages that come with having younger siblings that all require your attention being the eldest sibling.

  1. Health and Social Care Unit 3 Health and Well being

    Smoking and Drugs Smoking is a major cause of lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), although it can, in addition, be a cause of, or contribute to, many other cancers and conditions, such as asthma or high blood pressure.

  2. Health and Social Care Communication. Examples from work with a service user with ...

    It could even be appropriate to have Majella's preferred music playing softly in the background. Not only will this not be too loud but it will also aid the memory process because it will make it more personal for her.

  1. Unit 21 Nutrition for health and social care

    Generally, to lose 1lb /week you need to take in 500 calories less every day Five a day: The five day programme promotes the message that people should eat at least five portions of a variety of fruit and vegetables.

  2. Research Methodology for health and social care

    Reorganising the layout of a care space. 4. Developing better communication for visitors. 5. Increasing choice. 6. Enabling more autonomy. 1. Research extending knowledge and understanding: science and technology research leads to the development of news knowledge and understanding of materials of the living world.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work