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
- 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
- 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
- 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)
- The most recent response in a stimulus response connection is likely to govern the recurrence
- 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 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.