Knowing learning models will help you become a more competent learner. The 70:20:10 model highlights the effectiveness of informal methods of learning over formal. Bloom’s taxonomy reminds the learner how challenging the learning process is. The ASPIRE self-development model is a great aid for ambitious people who want to get ahead. The learning cycle and styles models remind us of the stages we go through when we learn, and the value of learning styles. VAK shows us the value of the senses of vision, hearing, and touch when we learn. The multiple intelligences model shows us that we have great potential for success. The person with a growth mindset is a superior learner than one with a fixed mindset.
Samuel A Malone is a self-employed training consultant, lecturer and author. He is the author of 21 books published in Ireland, the UK and abroad on learning, personal development, study skills and business management. Some of his books have gone into foreign translations and second editions. He has an M.Ed. with distinction (in training and development) from the University of Sheffield and is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Chartered Secretary (ACIS). He is a fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development (FIITD).