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Transcript of Education
Jennie Malcom, Liubov Severynovska, & Kyla Robinson
What Are learning Styles and Strategies?
Research questions that have played an important role in this theme
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Situating our subject in the subDisipline of Applied Linguistics
Objectives and Outcomes
By the end of the presentation:
All of you
understand more about your individual learning style
Some of you
will be able to think of new activities a teacher can use to cater to different learning styles
A few of you
will hopefully take what you have heard today and apply it in any future education career you may have!
Grammar & Vocab teaching
Speaking , listening, reading, and writing proficiency
Gender in the classroom
Why do you think we chose to study learning styles?
Without catering to different learning styles, there can be no REAL student progress
"Individual students learning styles and strategies can work together with -or conflict with- a given instructional methodology"
what are the Implications to learning and teaching?
What happens when there is a mismatch?
Is it necessary to be aware of your learning style(s)?
what can teachers do to help students based on learning styles?
What is the link between learning styles and strategies of learners?
A question for you...
The ways in which an individual characteristically acquires, retains and retrieves information are collectively termed the individual’s learning style (Richard M. Felder, 1995).
This has adverse effects on the quality of the students’ learning and on their attitudes towards the teacher, class and subject.
Know the learning styles of their students
Adapt teaching methods and approaches to the various styles
Learning style is more or less fixed and not easy to change
The teacher has to understand the theories of learning style
have a clearer picture of the learning process
know what they are good at and why they might lag behind others in learning
have a higher interest and motivation
have increased responsibility for their learning
1. To discuss research questions
in the field of different learning styles when learning a second language.
2. To analyze how research questions were dealt with.
3. To develop ideas for further research in the field of learning styles.
determine students' abilities
predict students' performance
improve classroom teaching
develop greater flexibility
be aware of potential bias
Improve classroom community
Strategy Inventory for Language Learning -
Prediction via Multiple Regression
Analyzes of Variance (Oxford 1999, 115)
Learning styles = general approach
Learning strategies = context-based approach
Learning style determines your choice of learning strategies
(Ehrman 2003, 314)
Students tend to get bored, get discouraged, and may decide they are no good at the subject and give up all efforts to do well
Questionnaire - SILL
Participants - 19
Talks to self aloud
Has difficulty with written directions
Likes to be read to
Whispers to self while reading
Distracted by noise
Hums or sings
Outgoing by nature
Enjoys listening activities
Mind sometimes strays during verbal activities
Observe rather than acts or talks
Likes to read
Usually a good speller
Memorizes by seeing graphics or pictures
Not too distractible
Finds verbal instruction difficult
Has good handwriting
Uses advanced planning doodles
Quiet by nature
Meticulous, neat in appearance
Likes physical rewards
In motion most of the time
Likes to touch people when talking
Taps pencil or foot when studying
Enjoys doing activities
Reading not a priority
Likes to solve problems by physically working through them
Will try new things
Outgoing by nature; expresses emotions by physical means
Uses hands while talking
Dresses for comfort
Teachers also, may become critical of their own teaching in the face of low test grades, unresponsive and hostile classes