“you just have different strengths and different weakness to other people that don’t have dyslexia”
Have you thought about your own learning style and those of your colleagues?
Do you make an active effort to ensure you are learning in the most efficient way?
How can the knowledge of learning styles help students, parents and educators?
Soon to be Microsoft Graduate, Kieran Robinson, talks with Senior Assistant Psychologist, Stephanie Kukoyi, about his experiences in education and provides an insight to his thoughts around learning styles.
He shares his difficulty around receiving an initial diagnosis of dyslexia despite those around him suggesting this as a child. He shows how the terms used to describe him in school impacted his performance later on in life and how he overcame these.
“It comes down to the individual…identify you’re not learning in that way…a lot of it comes down to yourself and what you think and believe.”
Kieran discusses how the way he learns may not necessarily adhere to how the majority are taught in education. Therefore, he suggests ways in which schools could support others like him with similar experiences. He talks about how he learns and engages with information he is required to learn now as an adult and how this helps him when entering into the workplace.
He gives an insight to how schools and parents can work together and have that awareness of learning styles to support students. He also touches on how students can build upon their knowledge of their own learning styles.
“I just thought…I was quite dumb…I just needed my own belief in myself to go out there and find my own mechanisms”
Kieran highlights the contrast between learning in school vs. the workplace. He explains how he has gone about his job search and informing his employer that he is dyslexic and the reaction he received from colleagues. He shows the importance of having a mix of different types of employees within a team and how this can work well to develop a creative atmosphere.
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Interview by Stephanie Kukoyi, Senior Assistant Psychologist, with Kieran Robinson.
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