Why Learning Styles are Important. Learn HOW we learn (metacognition) Recognize our Strengths Know what we need to Improve Develop Good Study Skills Understand different Teaching Styles. About Learning Styles. We usually have more than one learning preference
Measures Learning Preferences in 3 Areas:
AUDITORY OR VERBAL
KINESTHETIC (HAPTIC/ TACTILE)
Learn best from what they see - diagrams, flowcharts, time lines, films,
Do not like listening for long periods of time
· Organize notes so that you can clearly see main points and supporting facts and how ideas are connected. Use outline or Cornell note taking.
· Use visual organizers (graphs, charts, symbols, etc.) to help show relationships between concepts/ideas.
· Color-code notes to help you to see categories of information
· Use visualization as a way to study/prepare for tests and to retrieve information.
Verbal learners gain the most learning from
· Ask questions to hear more information
· Record lectures and listen to tapes
· Rewrite your notes, adding what you missed
Recite and rehearse information orally, read out loud
Talk about what your learn. Use study groups.
· Utilize as many senses as possible while learning
· Go to labs, exhibits, tours, etc. to experience the concepts being learned
· Teach the material to someone else
· Study in a group
· Relate the information to concrete examples as you read or listen in lectures
· Think about how you will apply the information being presented
· Pace and recite while you learn
· Act out material or design learning games
· Use flash cards with other people
Measures these Learning Areas:
Active --------------- Reflective
Sensing --------------- Intuitive
Visual --------------- Verbal
Sequential --------------- Global
Flo Lucci & C. Doherty
Measures these preferences:
INTROVERT (I) ------------------ (E) EXTROVERT
INTUITIVE (N) ----------------------- (S) SENSING
THINKING (T) ------------------------ (F) FEELING
JUDGING (J) -------------------- (P) PERCEIVING
How you view/experience the world, learning styles and career choices.
Thinks carefully before responding
Should earn to meet deadlines
May need to improve verbal communication
Need action and variety while learning
Can pick up external cues and information easily
Can work on more than one project same time
Practice Listening and patienceMBTI(I) INTROVERT (E) EXTROVERT
Prefers essay tests
Enjoys creative assignments
Should pay more attention to detail
Should practice explaining ideas
Learns best by activating senses
Good at details and step by step procedures
Prefers Concrete learning tasks and materials
Needs to work on seeing “the whole picture”MBTI(N) INTUITIVE (S) SENSING
I Introverted E Extroverted
N Intuitive S Sensing
T Thinking F Feeling
J Judgmental P Perceiving
Memorize as Many Facts as Possible
Read the hand out and respectfully debate either position – TV leads to Violence or TV does not lead to Violence. Reverse position.
Write a paragraph summarizing the main themes of the hand out and NOT USE specific statistics or facts.
Have partner read half of the list, while other student listens, then have listener read the
remaining list while partner listens. Then have each student select a statement that they agree with and present their argument without stating the way they feel, simply the facts. Have the partner give constructive feedback on their brief presentation, then reverse roles.
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