WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME to the Interactive Presentation by Emeritus Professor Barbara Prashnig   Creative Learning, New Ze...
REFLECTIONS ABOUT SCHOOL: A little girl had just finished her first week  of school and doesn’t want to go back. "I'm...
What is Learning Style ? = INTAKE – Processing – Storage of…   NEW and/or DIFFICULT information What happens at Exams ? OU...
Formal or Informal Work/Study Area Bright or Dim Light SENSES V-A-T-K Sound/Music  or quiet Time of Day Preference INTAKE ...
LSA Student   Model for Students aged  5 – 17 years WSA Model for Managers, Employees & Workers LSA-Adult  Model   for  St...
 
ANALYTIC CORRELATION HOLISTIC CORRELATION
Non-academic learners prefer TACTILE & KINESTHETIC learning
SENSORY MODALITIES external internal
NOTE THE DIFFERENCE   between: KINESTHETIC: MOBILITY: TACTILE: full BODY involvement, learning by DOING; experiential lear...
Listening Centre Kinesthetic Maths exercise
kinesthetic learning
FLIPBOX LERNKREIS PUZZLE KARTEN BANDOLINO BRETTSPIELE KOOSH BALL
Fallacy No 1: <ul><li>Students learn best when seated upright  </li></ul><ul><li>at a desk or table.  </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
sitting  still??? formal  seating???
 
Fallacy No 2: <ul><li>It is best to work in well illuminated areas </li></ul><ul><li>because dim light damages people’s ey...
This releases the hormone CORTISOL which interferes with  the energy supply of those brain cells used to recall facts. Dur...
Fallacy No 3: <ul><li>Students learn more and concentrate better in an absolutely quiet environment. </li></ul><ul><li>The...
Fallacy No 4: <ul><li>Students learn difficult subjects best in the early morning when they are most alert. </li></ul>NOT ...
early morning preference???
Fallacy No 5: <ul><li>Students who do not sit still are not ready to learn. </li></ul>The need for MOBILITY is  BIOLOGICAL.
Fallacy No 6: <ul><li>The older someone is, the easier it is for them to adapt to the instructor’s / teacher’s style. </li...
Fallacy No 7: <ul><li>Effective instructions require clearly stated objectives followed by detailed, step-by-step, logical...
BRAIN DOMINANCE LEFT RIGHT Logical Linear Sequential Analytic Objective Literal Structured Fantasy Random Patterns Holisti...
Underachievers are right-brain dominant Holistic Learners This style does not fit into our traditional academic teaching!!
INDICATOR Underachievement most likely
Fallacy No 8: <ul><li>Eating, nibbling, drinking should only be permitted during breaks, not during class or studying. </l...
IMPOSSIBLE!!
CONCLUSION: <ul><li>When parents & teachers understand Learning Styles and  </li></ul><ul><li>let students learn THEIR way...
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Barbara Prashnig's Learning Styles presentation at BASS Conference, Birmingham 2008

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The basis for unlocking students' learning potential is a knowledge of their learning styles. Every parent and teacher should become familiar with LSA instruments (Learning Style Analysis) which are available for all age groups.

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Barbara Prashnig's Learning Styles presentation at BASS Conference, Birmingham 2008

  1. 1. WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME to the Interactive Presentation by Emeritus Professor Barbara Prashnig Creative Learning, New Zealand Unlock your Child's Enormous Learning Potential “ Expect to be challenged!”
  2. 2. REFLECTIONS ABOUT SCHOOL: A little girl had just finished her first week of school and doesn’t want to go back. &quot;I'm just wasting my time,&quot; she said to her mother. &quot;I can't read, I can't write and the teacher won't let me talk!!“  
  3. 3. What is Learning Style ? = INTAKE – Processing – Storage of… NEW and/or DIFFICULT information What happens at Exams ? OUTPUT of information not necessarily through one’s personal learning style.
  4. 4. Formal or Informal Work/Study Area Bright or Dim Light SENSES V-A-T-K Sound/Music or quiet Time of Day Preference INTAKE Social Preferences Movement/Mobility Everyone CAN learn but everyone learns DIFFERENTLY
  5. 5. LSA Student Model for Students aged 5 – 17 years WSA Model for Managers, Employees & Workers LSA-Adult Model for Students from 18 yrs onwards at Universities & Colleges
  6. 7. ANALYTIC CORRELATION HOLISTIC CORRELATION
  7. 8. Non-academic learners prefer TACTILE & KINESTHETIC learning
  8. 9. SENSORY MODALITIES external internal
  9. 10. NOTE THE DIFFERENCE between: KINESTHETIC: MOBILITY: TACTILE: full BODY involvement, learning by DOING; experiential learning HANDS involvement only, manipulating, touching body movements to SUPPORT …. learning, thinking, listening ~ moving with PURPOSE
  10. 11. Listening Centre Kinesthetic Maths exercise
  11. 12. kinesthetic learning
  12. 13. FLIPBOX LERNKREIS PUZZLE KARTEN BANDOLINO BRETTSPIELE KOOSH BALL
  13. 14. Fallacy No 1: <ul><li>Students learn best when seated upright </li></ul><ul><li>at a desk or table. </li></ul><ul><li>The need for FORMAL/INFORMAL seating is </li></ul><ul><li>BIOLOGICAL. </li></ul>
  14. 15. sitting still??? formal seating???
  15. 17. Fallacy No 2: <ul><li>It is best to work in well illuminated areas </li></ul><ul><li>because dim light damages people’s eyes. </li></ul><ul><li>The need for bright or dim light is BIOLOGICAL. </li></ul>
  16. 18. This releases the hormone CORTISOL which interferes with the energy supply of those brain cells used to recall facts. During prolonged exposure to fluorescent light many students get stressed, intellectually tired, restless and agitated. Fluorescent Lights … work by flashing on and off around 100 times per second.
  17. 19. Fallacy No 3: <ul><li>Students learn more and concentrate better in an absolutely quiet environment. </li></ul><ul><li>The need for sound or quiet is BIOLOGICAL. Many students need background music while they study. </li></ul>
  18. 20. Fallacy No 4: <ul><li>Students learn difficult subjects best in the early morning when they are most alert. </li></ul>NOT NECESSARILY SO!
  19. 21. early morning preference???
  20. 22. Fallacy No 5: <ul><li>Students who do not sit still are not ready to learn. </li></ul>The need for MOBILITY is BIOLOGICAL.
  21. 23. Fallacy No 6: <ul><li>The older someone is, the easier it is for them to adapt to the instructor’s / teacher’s style. </li></ul>NOT NECESSARILY!
  22. 24. Fallacy No 7: <ul><li>Effective instructions require clearly stated objectives followed by detailed, step-by-step, logical, sequential explanations until everyone understands what’s being taught. </li></ul>Only true for ANALYTICS!
  23. 25. BRAIN DOMINANCE LEFT RIGHT Logical Linear Sequential Analytic Objective Literal Structured Fantasy Random Patterns Holistic Intuitive General Integrated
  24. 26. Underachievers are right-brain dominant Holistic Learners This style does not fit into our traditional academic teaching!!
  25. 27. INDICATOR Underachievement most likely
  26. 28. Fallacy No 8: <ul><li>Eating, nibbling, drinking should only be permitted during breaks, not during class or studying. </li></ul>The need for INTAKE is BIOLOGICAL.
  27. 29. IMPOSSIBLE!!
  28. 30. CONCLUSION: <ul><li>When parents & teachers understand Learning Styles and </li></ul><ul><li>let students learn THEIR way…. </li></ul>… . their academic achievements will improve, and then they will also have SUCCESS IN EXAMS ! LEARNING STYLES UNLOCK STUDENTS' POTENTIAL

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