Report on David A. Kolb's model
According to the definition on Wikipedia, Learning style is an individual's natural or habitual pattern of acquiring and processing information in learning situations. A core concept is that individuals differ in how they learn. David A. Kolb's model is based on the Experiential learning Theory, as explained in his book Experiential Learning. The model outlines two related approaches toward grasping experience: Concrete Experience and Abstract Conceptualization, as well as two related approaches toward transforming experience: Reflective Observation and Active Experimentation.
The first learning style is the diverging that is a combination of concerts experimentation and reflective observation. On individual, that is really dominant with the divergence and has a strong concrete experimentation and reflective observation skills. This type of person is innovative and imaginative and is going to love to work in groups. They are people-oriented, feeling-oriented and group-oriented. They do care about the diversity of culture around the group. These people are able to look at things from different perspectives. They are sensitive. They prefer to watch rather than do, tending to gather information and use imagination to solve problems. They are best at viewing concrete situations several different viewpoints. Kolb called this style 'Diverging' because these people perform better in situations that require ideas-generation, for example, brainstorming. People with a Diverging learning style have broad cultural interests and like to gather information. They are interested in people, tend to be imaginative and emotional, and tend to be strong in the arts. They prefer to work in groups, to listen with an open mind and to receive personal feedback.
The second one is seemed as the assimilating. This type of person is a combination of abstract conceptualization and reflective observation. They really tend to perform their own research...