Maarten Dirks
Maarten Dirks in Lobster News
October 21, 2015

Lobster Ink’s Learning Styles

Hosted online, using a combination of high-definition video lessons, expert-driven content and supplementary course manuals, Lobster Ink courses teach international hospitality standards and skills to Learners worldwide.

Everyone processes and learns new information in their own, unique way. There are three recognised cognitive learning processes – visual, auditory and tangible or hands-on. At Lobster Ink, we have developed three learning styles that combine these learning processes to cater to all types of Learners.

Individual Learning:
Individual learning allows you to progress at your own pace, but requires a great deal of discipline and self-motivation. The benefits of this style of learning are that you have control over how you learn, and it promotes taking responsibility and accountability for your learning. It also encourages the development of a good work ethic.

Mentor-facilitated Learning:
Mentor-facilitated learning is beneficial for both strong and weak Learners. With this technique, star pupils are given a few Learners to tutor. They tackle subjects, concepts and topics that others may be struggling with, in a one-on-one environment.

Often there are Learners who need additional assistance when English is not their mother tongue. Electing a language mentor helps guide learners with language barriers, ensuring that no Learner is left behind.

Group-facilitated learning:
Learning and Development Managers, or department leads usually head up this method of training. Group-facilitated learning allows Learners to progress at the same pace and fixed training schedules make it easier for Learners to plan their study time.

Whatever your preferred style of learning, Lobster Ink’s learning platform accommodates all types.

What do you think? Leave us a comment below and tell us what your preferred learning style is and why.

Maarten Dirks
Maarten Dirks
Global Head of Learning at Lobster Ink