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Thursday, September 09, 2004

Hey Mar This site's dedicated to you: http://webmessenger.msn.com Hope you enjoy it =)

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Strategic HRD Today we discussed:

  • policy template - template complete...thanks to KC!
  • content of the policy

Work was then divided up between the 5 of us. I'm doing the ENVIRONMENTAL section. This consists of:

  • Hearing and sound
  • light
  • air
  • vibration

So far I have 2 text books on it, thanks to Linda. Need to start reading it. I'm still not sure how the other girls want this particular section structured. Need to clarify with the other girls.

Cognitive overload....need to 'file'!!! Badly!!!

Anyways, overall as a group the whole learning contract is going on fine. Well that's what I think. There hasn't been any dramas yet. Maybe because it's still in the beginning...

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

http://www.thiagi.com/training2003handout.pdf Fantasy Roleplaying Games require participants to enact individual or team roles, often within a science-fiction or fantasy scenario. These roleplay activities focus on skills and concepts related to such topics as leadership, teamwork, and planning. Debriefing after the roleplay draws parallels between the fictional fantasy and workplace reality.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Good luck tomorrow Mar! :)

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

MAAAAAAAAAAR! U missed out today on YUM Thai food, it was goood, and then we had ice cream. Not wanting to make u jealous, but the ice cream was YUM. Have u seen the matrix? U know the chocolate cake from the matrix? This reminds me of that... its orgasmic ice cream! mmmmmmmmmmmmm! Anyway, im sitting in building ten right now. Trying to do POL so I can hand it in today, but I really cant be bothered, its such a nice day outside, its a shame to even be in here. BUT i must have self control and go do my work, BYE! *KC* p.s ring if u need help with anythign :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Hi Mar, wow you really liked your course i take it!! hehehe just kidding but seriously was it really that bad - i thought it was ment to be on web design so then how come their website was soo terrible - you should complain. hope you had a good weekend, last week was great hey we had like nothing due which was excellent but i guess that wouldn't last forever its like we have soo much due in the nesxt few week now. Anywasy good luck with everything. Faye

Friday, May 21, 2004

The VARK Questionnaire Results

Your scores were:
  • Visual: 5
  • Aural: 2
  • Read/Write: 1
  • Kinesthetic: 6

Multimodal Study Strategies

If you have multiple preferences you are in the majority as somewhere between fifty and seventy percent of any population seems to fit into that group.

Multiple preferences are interesting and quite varied. For example you may have two strong preferences V and A or R and K, or you may have three strong preferences such as VAR or ARK. Some people have no particular strong preferences and their scores are almost even for all four modes. For example one student had scores of V=9, A=9, R=9, and K=9.  She said that she adapted to the mode being used or requested. If the teacher or supervisor preferred a written mode she switched into that mode for her responses and for her learning.

So multiple preferences give you choices of two or three or four modes to use for your interaction with others. Some people have admitted that if they want to be annoying they stay in a mode different from the person with whom they are working. For example they may ask for written evidence in an argument, knowing that the other person much prefers to refer only to oral information. Or they may ask for “concrete’ examples knowing that the other person has a low preference for kinesthetic input and output. These are what some people do when they feel negative. Positive reactions mean that those with multimodal preferences choose to match or align their mode to the significant others around them.

If you have two dominant or equal preferences please read the study strategies that apply to your two choices. If you have three preferences read the three lists that apply and similarly for those with four. You will need to read two or three or four lists of strategies. One interesting piece of information that people with multimodal preferences have told us is that it is necessary for them to use more than one strategy for learning and communicating. They feel insecure with only one. Alternatively those with a single preference often "get it" by using the set of strategies that align with their single preference.