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Communication and Collaboration Strategy

Gina A. Henriquez

University of Phoenix

The United States of America has become a melting pot where individuals come from different countries in search of a better future. As a result, immigrants along with American citizen attempt to achieve the American dream by getting an education. Although all these individuals have a common goal, they all have different learning styles as well as personality types. Therefore, it is essential to develop strategies that will allow them to communicate and collaborate effectively in order to make it in today's society.

Everyone has a unique learning style. In order to succeed, it is essential to first identify the learning style that best suits each individual. There are three common learning styles identified: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Visual learners favor information presented visually, verbally or in writing.

They prefer the classroom setting where instructions use blackboard, overhead projectors, and course outlines and texts books. In addition, they like to take notes that they can review later. On the other hand, some students find it extremely hard to sit for a long period. They are referred to as kinesthetic learners for they excel in an environment where they can actively participate through return demonstrations, physical interactions or even field work in their spare time. Finally, the auditory learning style pertains to individuals who are more productive when listening to their teachers in the classroom or using audio tapes. Furthermore, they also benefit from group discussions.

It is apparent that all three learning styles are unique. However, it is crucial to identify a common strategy that will allow students with all three learning styles to communicate and collaborate effectually with one another. For instance,