Do you remember having a favorite teacher in school? Maybe they talked calmly, explained things well, or did practical, ‘hands-on’ lessons. Whatever they taught you, it seemed to stick. That could be because their teaching methods matched your learning style. We all have different, preferred ways of learning, known as learning styles. They’ve been used for many years to help tailor learning to individual strengths. You’re constantly learning, both at work and in life. Knowing how you learn can help you decide how to approach things like training and development. Recent research into how human brains learn, however, has shown that tailoring learning to individual strengths may not be the best approach. So, if you’re a trainer, it’s important to know how to get the balance right. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to: • Understand what learning styles are • Identify your learning style • Understand the benefits and drawbacks of tailoring learning to fit a style Why take this course? Whether you’re an employee struggling to make new skills stick or a trainer wanting to refresh your style, this course will help. It will teach you about different learning styles and the range of theories for and against their use, how to identify your preferred learning style, and how recognizing your favored way of learning can be useful. 10 mins | SCORM | Takeaway Tasks
Most frequent questions and answers
Co-operative education is a three-way partnership between the university, students and employers. Students apply their classroom knowledge in a series of four-month work experiences. You, the employer, enhance a student’s education, while reaping the unique benefits of CO-OP employees.
- Year-round access to well-motivated, qualified employees.
- Access to potential full-time staff in a controlled environment, reducing your costs and risks.
- Access to a cost-effective source of temporary employees for peak periods or special projects.
- A say in what students learn by working with the university.
- Promotion of your organization as one that believes in developing the potential of young people.
- Access to a great pool of French-speaking, English-speaking and bilingual students.
Most work terms run at least 15 weeks, or four months. They can be no shorter than 13 weeks. Some master’s students, as well as some science and engineering students, are available for 8 or 12 months’ work terms.
All jobs are reviewed by a CO-OP Program Coordinator, and only those providing students with work experience related to their professional development are approved. Administrative activities involved in a job should be less than 10% of the entire workload.
When you first contact SSC, you are assigned one of our Program Coordinators, depending on your discipline of interest. This person is your main contact in our office. As you move through the recruitment process, you also work with a representative from CO-OP Administrative Services, who assists with job posting and interview scheduling.