Social care with the concept of learning styles

How to accommodate different learning styles in the classroom

For example: Activist ways of learning include brain-storming, practical experimentation, role plays, group discussion and problem-solving. They collect data, both first hand and from others, and prefer to think about it thoroughly before coming to any conclusion. Unfortunately, there are a huge number of theories of learning styles out there, and very little evidence that teaching in a particular style is beneficial for a particular type of learner. Pragmatists Pragmatists are keen on trying out ideas, theories and techniques to see if they work in practice. Pragmatists learn best when there is an obvious link between the subject matter and their current job. There is equally little doubt that we all have slightly different things that we are good at, which may or may not be related to our learning style. Reflectors learn best from activities where they are able to stand back, listen and observe. They tackle problems by brainstorming. Their philosophy is 'I will try anything once'. Theorists learn least well when asked to do something without apparent purpose, when activities are unstructured and ambiguous, and when emotion is emphasised.

They feel uncomfortable with subjective judgements, ambiguity, lateral thinking and anything flippant.

They are open-ended, not sceptical, and this tends to make them enthusiastic about anything new.

What are the 4 types of learning styles

They are open-ended, not sceptical, and this tends to make them enthusiastic about anything new. Take notes, or draw a picture such as a mind-map to help you remember it more visually, or organise a discussion session afterwards over coffee with others to consider the learning in a different way. Their philosophy is 'There is always a better way' and 'If it works, it's good'. It may be that you could avoid certain aspects of it, or the tutor may be able to suggest a more appropriate course for you. Practical Implications of Learning Styles There is no question that each of us has particular preferences for how we learn. They think problems through in a vertical, step by step, logical way. They prefer to learn by experimentation. Top of page Theorists Theorists adapt and integrate observations into complex but logically sound theories. They enjoy watching other people in action and prefer to take a back seat in meetings and discussions. They tend to thrive on the challenge of new experiences but are bored with implementation and longer-term consolidation. Understanding that there are different ways of learning, and that learning ideally happens in a cycle, helps you to vary your learning experience, and that is likely to improve your ability to learn and to retain information. Their philosophy is 'I will try anything once'. These they postpone as long as possible. The jury, therefore, is still out on whether teaching should be tailored to learning styles.

They want to understand things thoroughly before they try them out. They favour lectures and discussions over reading.

When they act, it is part of a wide picture, which includes the past as well as the present and others' observations as well as their own. Their days are filled with activity. They do not learn well when faced with activities lacking depth, when data to support the subject are unavailable and when they feel 'out of tune' with the rest of the group.

Take notes, or draw a picture such as a mind-map to help you remember it more visually, or organise a discussion session afterwards over coffee with others to consider the learning in a different way.

It may be that you could avoid certain aspects of it, or the tutor may be able to suggest a more appropriate course for you.

teaching strategies for different learning styles

Maybe you should ask your lecturers if you can record the lecture, or perhaps record your notes onto a digital voice recorder? The original theory suggests that we should tailor learning experiences to fit our preferred learning style.

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Identifying different learning styles to enhance the learning experience