Accommodating learning style
Let's say an instructor posted the information regarding the Hurricane Katrina.The class was asked to come up with plans for relief efforts.They would be operating in a reflective mode, generating theories about each possible long term arrangement.They will gladly do the research and craft theories as to the plausibility of each solution.This would benefit those in the Accommodating group, as the Diverging group would help them see other effective ways of helping out.The Assimilating group would be concerned with the over-riding issues.Consider the four contrasting points on the two lines.
This materializes, through thinking, into a concept.
The following are the different ways each learning combination would respond, as well as how each response could build on/benefit from the others.
The Accommodating group would immediately come up with tasks they would perform based on their feelings of what would be the best for the people affected.
Perhaps in their task list, a perspective might have been overlooked.
Perhaps the Converging group did not consider the needs of the elderly or the issues involved in providing health care to victims.The Diverging group could be counted on for researching all perspectives.This could be done in an asynchronous or synchronous communication with feedback and involvement from the faculty member as well.One way of addressing the different learning styles on-line is to offer the opportunity for learners to work in a way that utilizes their strengths.