How do you learn best?

How do you learn best?

Yesterday at work I took a personality test online just to see what it would show, and I must admit it was pretty accurate. One of the main things I learned was that I have chosen one of my top Employment Types (IT Specialist) which is why I love my job. I found it very interesting that my other top jobs listed Artist and Web Design, which explains why my hobbies fit so well and make me happy also (even if I get a little frustrated with myself) lol

The most interesting part I found though was the learning section. The report showed what it thought was my best way (or ways) for me to learn new things based on my individual personality. The three ways it chose for me to learn were fairly evenly spaced, though visual definitely came out the highest. When I thought about the results and compared it to what I have been doing for the past 12 months, I found it is correct. I personally learn more and enjoy learning more by watching… Youtube videos, craftsy videos, kit and clowder, thevirtualinstructor.com, artistsnetwork.tv, and many others have been the best source of inspiration and learning for me, they are the ones that keep me coming back again and again. The downside to this is that I spend way more time watching than doing! Lol

Learning Style 1

I have purchased many books and individual tutorials also, which is also a visual way of learning, but they don’t tend to hold my attention as much as the video/live lessons and I don’t get as much out of them because I cannot physically see what the teacher is doing. I can start one because I absolutely love the image, but when it comes to finishing? I think I lose interest. With this in mind, I have decided to try completing some video tutorials over the next few months to see if that makes a difference. I may well find that my issue with finishing has more to do with “fear of failure” than the style of learning, but we will see 🙂

In what ways do you learn best? Do you know? Have you really thought about it and focussed your learning in that area? Is the way you are trying to learn holding you back? If you are not sure, you could take the personality test also and see what it says for you. It does have a price tag but I thought $39 was worth it to see what they thought 🙂 https://mypersonality.info/

Learning Method 3
Learning Method 2

 

Cape Otway Koalas – 12 June 2012

Cape Otway Koalas – 12 June 2012

This was the first time I had ever seen so many Koalas in the wild in the one place. During our trip down the Great Ocean Road we stayed in the Bimbi Park Camping area and on the way to visit the Otway Lighthouse, we stumbled across these gorgeous koalas sleeping in the trees directly above the road. They were definitely car stoppers, I don’t think one drove through without hoping out to take some photos. If you are interested in using any of my photos for your artworks, please contact me for the full size versions.

Big Jack Mountain – 6 April 2012

Big Jack Mountain – 6 April 2012

If you are every heading down the Brown Mountain to the bay, you might want to think about taking Big Jack Mountain instead. Its a tiny road, lots of bends, very slow going, but wow what a view! This is Australian bushland at its best. If you are interested in using any of my photos for your artworks, please contact me for the full size versions.

Bells Beach – 11 June 2012

Bells Beach – 11 June 2012

Bells Beach, Victoria, Australia is best known for its roaring Surf. It is inundated with surfers every day when there are large waves. On this day it was quieter and a beautiful sunny winters morning.

If you are interested in using any of my photos for your artworks, please contact me for the full size versions.

12 Apostles – 13 June 2012

12 Apostles – 13 June 2012

In 2012, my partner and I took a trip down the Great Ocean Road. These are the rock formations known as the 12 Apostles.It was a very cold, windy and cloudy day, but the view was amazing anyway.

Please note: cuddlykoala.info is my other site. If you are interested in using any of my photos for your artwork, please contact me and state the name of the photo you are interested in. I have the full size photos tucked away somewhere and these would be much easier to create from.