Every day we are exposed to learning processes. These processes can take place naturally and subconsciously. For example, we learn something new on a casual basis by taking a new bus line or talking to friends who tell us something interesting. On the other hand, active learning processes dominate in the professional life. Especially in highly regulated fields such as banking and financial services, dealing with complex legal requirements is part of everyday life. Such regulation does not open up subconsciously, but requires an active approach. We must take time to familiarize ourselves with such matters in order to understand them. By doing so, everyone develops his or her own approach.
However, four learning types are classically distinguished. The auditory learner type captures new content best by listening. The visual learner type benefits from the visual preparation of content and haptic-motor learning types prefer to become active themselves. The communicative learner type retains most of the content from conversations and discussions. The boundaries between these types of learners are fluid, and it is often recommended to address several senses. Because the more senses are addressed, the better the combination of the various stimuli, e.g. visual and auditory, works.
Recent studies question the classical theory of different learning styles. According to a study by the University of Bielefeld, visual stimuli support reading speed and text comprehension. Abstract linguistic text messages can therefore be captured better and easier by visual impulses. A research team at the University of Regensburg has come to a similar conclusion by investigating the processes in the brain when processing new visual patterns. The researchers found that the brain learns quickly and long-lasting through visual stimuli. Neuroscientists have also found that words are stored in the brain as photographs. When a new word is learned, it is stored in memory as an image and not as a collection of individual letters. The visual preparation of new content plays thus an important role in learning new things and leads to a faster and longer lasting learning success.
We at Lexemo follow exactly this approach. Legal texts that are unclear and difficult to understand are prepared and made accessible in an transparent way. The hierarchical display of the individual provisions shows at a glance which subject area and subitem it belongs to. The context of the individual regulation can thus be recognized immediately. Thanks to mind maps, not only their context, but also the structure of the individual articles is prepared visually. The mind maps are rounded off by video tutorials. They ensure an optimal understanding and learning process because they send both auditory and visual stimuli. In order to be able to follow the tutorials optimally, the most important content is highlighted visually. Training courses with tests at the end of a unit make it possible to directly query and deepen the learning success.
Lexemo - Change your VIEW on regulation.