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Learning Styles/ Personality Types. Florida and the Islands Comprehensive Center. Brain research confirms what experienced teachers have always known:. No two children are alike No two children learn in the identical way

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learning styles personality types

Learning Styles/ Personality Types

Florida and the Islands Comprehensive Center

brain research confirms what experienced teachers have always known
Brain research confirms what experienced teachers have always known:
  • No two children are alike
  • No two children learn in the identical way
  • An enriched environment for one student is not necessarily enriched for another
  • In the classroom we should teach children to think for themselves

Marian Diamond

why should i care about learning styles
Why should I care about learning styles?
  • The way a child learns affects his/her entire personality and development.
  • Understanding learning styles will help teachers and students to better communicate.
  • Understanding learning styles will help teachers to differentiate instruction.
what is a learning style
What is a learning style?
  • A learning style is…
    • a way to take in and process information
    • a preference that gets stronger the more it is used
    • the way the mind operates
    • the way we learn!
s ensing t hinking learner st
Sensing Thinking Learner(ST)
  • Likes:
    • Immediate responses and feedback
    • Details and sequential order
    • Hands-on activities with a specific, correct answer
    • Clear, concise, step-by-step directions
    • Knowing exact expectations; why something has to be done, and how well it is to be done
    • Drill and practice
i n tuitive t hinking learner nt
Intuitive Thinking Learner (NT)
  • Likes:
    • Planning and organizing before working
    • Working independently
    • Analyzing and examining pros and cons
    • Arguing and debating
    • Thinking about ideas and how they are related
    • Finding/designing a new way to do something
    • Logical and strategic games
i n tuitive f eeling learner nf
Intuitive Feeling Learner(NF)
  • Likes:
    • Learning without time constraints
    • Praise for personal ideas and insights
    • Using creativity and imagination
    • Open-ended activities with many possibilities
    • Working on many things at once
    • Self-expression and self-discovery
    • Creative and artistic activities
s ensing f eeling learner sf
Sensing Feeling Learner(SF)
  • Likes:
    • Getting personal attention and praise
    • Sharing feelings and experiences
    • Working in groups/being part of a team
    • Having someone show how to do something
    • Role-playing and personal expression
    • Non-competitive games where no one loses
    • Interpersonal activities; opportunities to learn about himself/herself
what is your learning style
What is your learning style?

Sensing Thinking (ST)

Intuitive Thinking (NT)

Intuitive Feeling (NF)

Sensing Feeling (SF)

  • Sensing Thinking (ST): WHAT?
  • Intuitive Thinking (NT): WHY?
  • Intuitive Feeling (NF): WHAT IF?
  • Sensing Feeling (SF): WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ME?
in a nutshell
In A Nutshell…
  • No one learning style is better than another.
  • We all have characteristics of each learning style; some characteristics are just stronger than others.
  • Learning about each style will help us to better understand and communicate with our students.
  • Knowing about each learning style will help teachers to better understand how students learn and how to differentiate instruction.