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Core Three: Learning Styles

What the learning styles are, why they are important and how to identify which ones you are.

Meghan Juuti

on 11 August 2013

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Transcript of Core Three: Learning Styles

What are Learning Styles?
What types of Learning Styles are there?
How can I figure out my
Learning Styles?
Verbal Linguistic
Musical Rhythmic
Bodily Kinesthetic
Mathematical Logical
Visual Spatial
well-developed verbal skills and sensitivity to the sounds, meanings and rhythms of words
ability to think conceptually and abstractly, and capacity to discern logical or numerical patterns
ability to produce and appreciate rhythm, pitch and timber
capacity to think in images and pictures, to visualize accurately and abstractly
ability to control one's body movements and to handle objects skillfully
capacity to detect and respond appropriately to the moods, motivations and desires of others.
capacity to be self-aware and in tune with inner feelings, values, beliefs and thinking processes
ability to recognize and categorize plants, animals and other objects in nature
sensitivity and capacity to tackle deep questions about human existence, such as the meaning of life, why do we die, and how did we get here.
Use your strengths to study
Make your education YOURS
Howard Gardner claims that all human beings have multiple intelligences. These multiple intelligences can be nurtured and strengthened, or ignored and weakened.
According to Gardner,

All human beings possess all nine intelligences in varying amounts.
Each person has a different intellectual composition.
We can improve education by addressing the multiple intelligences of our students.
These intelligences are located in different areas of the brain and can either work independently or together.
These intelligences may define the human species.
Know your strengths
Use your strengths to learn your way
Why identify my Learning Styles?
Howard Gardner
Verbal Linguistic
Musical Rhythmic
Bodily Kinesthetic
Visual Spatial
Mathematical Logical
Learning Styles
Knowing your learning style, both your strength
and your weakness, can help you study more

Make the best of your learning style
Work harder in skills that don't come easily to you
Be flexible and adaptable, try new things, and new ways
Keep growing! Don't be easily satisfied!
Group Discussion
Small groups
Visual focus
Verbal focus
Logical sequence
Random sequence
Teaching styles and
compatibility with
learning style

teacher talks all period
teacher talks but encourages discussion
teacher aids group interaction
teacher uses a lot of visual aids
teacher jumps all over the place
words, words, & more words
teacher presents material in a step-by-step
reasonable format
Build Positive Relationships with Your Instructors
What are a few ways that you think you can build positive relationships with your instructors?
Refer to your textbook for more ideas.
Solving problems with instructors
instructors are human; you can talk to them
if you are struggling in a course, talk to classmates and approach instructor
be courteous and forthright. We all make mistakes: instructors and students both.
keep copies of your work
direct complaints to instructor first
if unsuccessful, appeal in writing to instructor's supervisor
Be involved in class...participate!
Link classroom experience to the outside world
Relate class concepts to your own life
Ask questions and offer criticism
Simulate further relevant discussion
Don't get distracted--stay "on task"
Keep an open mind: there are many ideas beyond your own
Remember: No matter what your learning style, it is very important to...
Read chapter 3 before attempting the quiz!
Click me to see how to deal with distractions!
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