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  1. Learning styles Different people have different approaches….

  2. Objectives • Why learning styles 1 • Honey and Mumford learning styles • The questionnaire • Scoring the questionnaire • Why learning styles 2 • A practical exercise

  3. Why learning styles? The underpinning concepts: • Learners are intrinsically different and have different preferred learning styles. • Teaching is a purposeful intervention with the aims of promoting learning and causing learning to happen.

  4. An educator’s experience

  5. Honey and Mumford learning styles • Activist • Reflector • Theorist • Pragmatist

  6. Activists • The here and now • Just do it • Jump in at the deep end • Have a go • Act without thinking it through • Don’t like preparation • Get bored easily

  7. Reflectors • Take time to think it through • Consider all angles and implications • Listen to others • Uncomfortable in unplanned situations • Need information to work on • Dislike deadlines

  8. Theorists • Logical • Rational • Analytical • Objective • Perfectionist • Restricted lateral thinking • Don’t like uncertainty • Don’t like subjectivity

  9. Pragmatists • Does it work in practice? • Like linking the theory to the problem • Like to tackle it straight away • Enjoy coaching and feedback • Don’t like open ended discussions • Need clear guidelines • Need immediate reward

  10. The LSQ

  11. The learning styles diamond

  12. The learning cycle

  13. Add in the learning styles….

  14. Why learning styles Tailoring your teaching style to the learner’s learning style AND All learning styles are important for developmental learning

  15. Practical exercise