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What is a Learning Style?. Refers to the way you receive, store and retrieve information.Many different learning styles Not everyone learns the same wayWhen you know your preferred Learning Style, you can adapt yourself better to the classroom and learn more effectively outside of class. Learning Styles.
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1. LEARNING STYLES
2. What is a Learning Style? Refers to the way you receive, store and retrieve information.
Many different learning styles
Not everyone learns the same way
When you know your preferred Learning Style, you can adapt yourself better to the classroom and learn more effectively outside of class
3. Learning Styles Six Learning Styles
4. Learning Styles Often the six are categorized into three styles
5. Assessing Your Preferred Learning Style Complete assessment in book on pages 126-128
Complete Learning Styles Inventory introduced in class.
6. Teaching Modes There are four direct teaching modes
Indirect Teaching Modes include:
Writing and Reading
7. Making the Most of Your Preferred Learning Style Visual Learners: to include reading, writing, visualizing
Keep text with you during lectures so you can refer to the written word
Read assignments – keep up on reading and take notes while reading
Take notes during class-revise them as soon as possible after class
Create study aids such as notecards, draw diagrams, make charts, etc.
8. Making The Most of Your Preferred Learning Style Auditory Learning: includes speaking and listening
Compatible with lecture classes
May benefit from participating in a study group so you can hear others discuss the concepts
Tape lectures and listen to them again
9. Making The Most of Your Preferred Learning Style Tactile Learners: hands-on, manipulation
Build models or replicas, create charts, diagrams and graphs
Make flash cards and utilize them in your studies
Transcribe hand written classroom notes on the computer
For Math, make sure you do the practice problems and homework
10. Making the Most Out of Your Instructor’s Teaching Mode The Teaching Mode will not always match your preferred learning style.
Students will adapt and strengthen their less preferred or used learning styles
You will want to master as many learning styles as possible
Every learning style you strengthen will boost your self-esteem as well as your performance
11. Adapting to Your Instructor’s Teaching Mode Lecture: students who are visual and tactile learners will need to take detailed notes during lectures. Auditory learners will be careful listeners and strengthen visual and tactile skill by taking notes.
Soon after lecture class – review notes and make corrections. Add diagrams, charts graphs that correspond to material. Can re-write notes on the computer for increased tactile learning. Make note cards for visual and tactile use.
Strong auditory learners can join study groups to further discuss classroom topics. Information is heard a second time.
12. Adapting to Your Instructor’s Teaching Mode Visual Presentations: Students who are tactile and auditory learners will benefit by sitting at the front of the class so they do not miss anything.
Take notes during the presentation and soon after class, make additions to your classroom notes.
A study group will help auditory learners in a situation where the material was delivered through visual presentations – a study group could discuss what was viewed and give interpretation of the material
Tactile learners could re-create visuals as a way to connect with new material.
13. Adapting to Your Instructor’s Teaching Mode Group Collaborations – good for auditory learners. Need to come to class prepared so you can actively participate in the group.
Tactile and visual learners can benefit by taking notes during group work – gives you a “record” of what went on during group work.
14. Adapting to Your Instructor’s Teaching Mode Manipulation – works well for tactile learners – lots of hands-on activities in class
Visual and auditory learners can strengthen their tactile style by taking notes on procedures you might perform in class, utilizing open lab time to “practice” more.
15. Learning Beyond the Classroom Talk with professional who are in the field you are preparing to enter
Join clubs, societies or other campus organizations
Read journals in the occupational field you plan to enter
Visit instructors outside the classroom
Enroll in elective courses that will strengthen some of your weaker skills
Participate in field experiences, internships or cooperative education programs
16. “Making a Comeback” Evaluate your efforts
Discuss progress (or lack of) with your instructors – own up to your faults
Seek help – get a tutor
When grades begin to slip, get help
Don’t let personal problems stand in your way