Our Methodology

Baalyam's unique Connection-Continuum™ methodology comprehensively covers all the pedantic and instructional aspects of the learning environment.

The three main pillars of the methodology are -

  • Learning method
  • Learning domains and
  • Learner types

Learning Method

Effect
  • If the response in a connection is followed by a satisfying state of affairs, the strength of the connection is considerably increased
  • If the response in a connection is followed by an annoying state of affairs, then the strength of the connection is marginally decreased
Readiness
  • When someone is ready to perform some act, to do so is satisfying
  • When someone is ready to perform some act, not to do so is annoying
  • When someone is not ready to perform some act and is forced to do so, it is annoying
Use/Disuse
  • We learn by doing. We forget by not doing, but only marginally
  • Connections between a stimulus and a response are considerably strengthened as they are used (Law of Use)
  • Connections between a stimulus and a response are marginally weakened as they are not used (Law of Disuse)
Recency
  • The most recent response in a stimulus response connection is likely to govern the recurrence
Reinforce
  • Continuous reinforcement - constant and immediate delivery of reinforcement for an action
  • Interval reinforcement - delivery of reinforcement for an action after a fixed or varying interval time has elapsed
  • Ratio reinforcement - delivery of reinforcement for an action after a fixed or varying number of responses have occurred

Learning Domains

Learning occurs across three main domains of learning

  • Cognitive domain
  • Psycho-Motor domain and
  • Affective domain

Types of Learners

There are four types of learners whose different styles of learning needs to be accommodated for maximising the learning outcomes

  • Visual learners - those who prefer visual or sight-based learning. Examples:, Painters, photographers, artists, cinematographers, etc.
  • Auditory learners - those who prefer auditory or sound-based learning. Examples: Singers, musicians, composers, sound engineers, etc.
  • Kinesthetic learners - those who prefer the kinesthetic or the touch & feel tactile-based learning. Examples: Dancers, actors, sculptors, etc.
  • Reference learners - those who prefer the reference or read & look-up based learning. Examples: Philosophers, scientists, writers, engineers, doctors, architects, accountants, etc.

It must be remembered that an individual does not use only one learning type exclusively, but a combination of learning types. It is only that a certain learning type is favored more than others, consequently resulting in maximised learning thru that particular learning type.