The Kolb Learning Style Inventory—Version 3. 1 2005 Technical Speci? cations Alice Y. Kolb Experience Based Learning Systems, Inc. David A. Kolb Case Western Reserve University May 15, 2005 Abstract….
Q71. Do you prefer repetitively doing things you know over learning new tasks?
Argument: I would choose either depending on the situation.
Support 1: If I want to perfect something or simply want to become the best, then I will have to do that same task until it no longer challenges me.
Support 2: It is also known that repetition leads to monotony, which boredom
Thesis: Learning an old skill repeatedly to just as essential as learning a brand new skill.
Learning is a continuous process in life. In fact, we are constantly learning new things whether we like it or not. This makes it important to think positively about every learning opportunity you have. Whether you are learning how to write flawless articles, how to dove, how to skate or manage a business, it is critical that you have a positive attitude towards the learning process. If given an option between learning something repeatedly and learning new tasks, I’d say I would choose either depending on the situation.
If I want to perfect something or simply want to become the best, then I will have to do that same task until it no longer challenges me. For Instance, If I do not know how to bake gingerbread cookies, then I wIII bake gingerbread cookies until I perfect my craft. Practice makes perfect; do the same mathematical equation until you get the value of x. In the words of Aristotle, ‘ ‘We are what we repeatedly do especially because excellence is a habit not an event.
It is also known that repetition leads to monotony, which brings boredom. Since it is to my nature to find out the strange and the peculiar, I will interact with new things and learn them. Actually, learning something new can make the brain perform better. Learning new tasks no matter how big or small does not only make the bram work better but it also adds value to a person. For instance, it boosts self esteem when you learn something new.
So the issue of preference is really all about the situation and the need that I might have. If I want to perfect my skills, then I will do the same thing until I get it right. However, if I am done with that, I will have to learn something new. Obviously, learning an old skill repeatedly is just as essential as learning a brand new skill.