Learning styles
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Kinesthetic
Visual
Read/Write
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Learning Styles
The Pieces of Academic Success
Rationale
Essay
Academic
Research
Learning Coaches & Content Tutors
• One-to-one appointments in person or via phone, e-mail, Internet, etc.
• Workshops (on...
What is a learning coach?
A learning coach is someone who provides academic support to students in one-on-one or small gro...
Helping You Connect the Pieces for Academic Success
A peer coach is a current undergraduate or
graduate student trained to...
Maximize Learning & Instructional Styles!
• Most people have developed a preference for how
they learn.
• One style is not better than another, and all of
approache...
Identifying Your Learning Preference
VARK Learning Styles Self-Assessment Questionnaire
TAKE ASSESSMENT
http://www.vark-le...
Your Action Plan
Your Learning Style: ________________________ other: ____________________
Summary of your style:
Specific...
Characteristics of Visual Learners
• Have a keen sense of aesthetics, visual media and art.
• Easily remember information ...
learn best when information is
presented visually and in a picture or design
format.
In a classroom setting, benefit fro...
Study Tips for Visual Learners
• Convert information into visual study tools
(diagrams, maps, charts)
• Copy & write new i...
Characteristics of Aural/Auditory Learners
• Remember quite accurately details of important information heard
during conve...
Tend to find when trying to
remember something,
can often "hear" the way someone
told you the information, or the way
yo...
Study Tips for Auditory Learners
• Discuss/study with friends. Join a study group to assist you in learning
course materia...
• Work well with their hands and may be good at repairing
work, sculpting, art or working with various tools.
• Often have...
Kinesthetic learners:
Kinesthetic
learn best when physically engaged in a "hands on" activity.
In the classroom, they be...
Study Tips for Kinesthetic Learners
• Take notes as you read – text and/or graphic organizers.
• Pace as you study. When s...
• Like lists and words to keep ideas and “To Do”
items straight.
• Remember information displayed as words.
• Emphasize te...
learn best when information is presented visually and in
a written language format.
In a classroom setting, they benefit...
Study Tips for Read/Write Learners
• Use a word processor – take notes as you read. Rewrite the
ideas and principles into ...
AURAL/
AUDITORY
KINESTHETIC
READ/
WRITE
VISUAL
MULTI-
MODAL
Life is multimodal. There are seldom instances where one
mode ...
REFERENCES USED IN THIS PRESENTATION
VARK Learning Styles Questionnaire
http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=quest...
CONTINUED…
ADDITIONAL ONLINE MATERIALS (including other self-assessments)
continued…
Online Learning Styles Inventories wi...
Please give us your feedback at:
Thank you for attending tonight's workshop If
you would like to view this worship again t...
Fall 2010 Workshop Schedule
Sept.
20 Start the Term Right
27 Time Management
29 Start the Term Right
Oct.
4 Navigating the...
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Do you know how you learn best?

Your learning style is the way you prefer to learn. It doesn't have anything to do with how intelligent you are or what skills you have learned. It has to do with how your brain works most efficiently to learn new information. This workshop will focus on helping you identify your own learning style and show you how to develop learning strategies that work for you so you can create a customized approach to achieving academic success.

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  • Leveraging Your Learning Style & Effective Study Strategies

    1. 1. Learning styles Aural/Auditory Kinesthetic Visual Read/Write M U L T I - M O D A L Learning Styles
    2. 2. The Pieces of Academic Success Rationale Essay Academic Research
    3. 3. Learning Coaches & Content Tutors • One-to-one appointments in person or via phone, e-mail, Internet, etc. • Workshops (online & onsite) • Small group assistance (online & onsite) • Online Content Area Tutoring – Smarthinking (www.esc.edu/smarthinking) Online Support •For Academic Support Information & Materials Available 24/7 Online go to http://NECacademicsupport.pbwork.com •A self-paced or credit-bearing study & resources - http://AcademicEye.pbworks.com • On Facebook - NEC Academic Support & Student Services Academic Support @ NEC Services & Resources Helping You Connect the Pieces for Academic Success
    4. 4. What is a learning coach? A learning coach is someone who provides academic support to students in one-on-one or small group settings in all areas of the writing process and related study skills strategies including time management, organization, reading efficiency, developing a study plan, goal setting, critical thinking, library research skills, note-taking, and learning styles. Sarah Spence-Staulters is located in Latham working with Schenectady & Latham/Albany students Her hours are: Mondays – 3pm- 7:30pm Wednesdays – 3:00pm-7:30pm Fridays - 9am- 4pm Contact Sarah to make an appointment : (518) 783-6203 ext 5992 or Sarah.Spence-Staulters@esc.edu ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ Kate Stockton is located in Latham working with Johnstown & Latham/Albany students Her hours are: Mondays - 4:00pm-7:30pm Wednesday - 4:00pm-7:30pm Thursdays - 4:00pm-8:00pm Contact Kate to make an appointment : (518) 783-6203 ext 5992 or Kate.Stockton@esc.edu Mary Sanders-Shartle is located in Saratoga working with Saratoga & Queensbury students Her hours are: Mondays – 12pm-2pm Wednesdays – 3pm-6pm Thursdays 4pm-6pm Contact Mary to make an appointment : (518) 587-2100 ext 2827 or Mary.Sanders-Shartle@esc.edu ____________________________________________________________________ Meet the Learning Coaches
    5. 5. Helping You Connect the Pieces for Academic Success A peer coach is a current undergraduate or graduate student trained to guide and encourage other students in improving their academic performance and development as a life-long learner, focusing on general study skills, specific content-areas, navigating college resources, and developing within their Areas of Study. They work in both face-to-face and virtual environments. Peer coaches are trained under College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA) international standards for peer tutors and are either volunteers, work-study, or practicum students. Academic Support @ NEC
    6. 6. Maximize Learning & Instructional Styles!
    7. 7. • Most people have developed a preference for how they learn. • One style is not better than another, and all of approaches to learning can be improved. • Effective learners know how their minds work and are able to adapt their studying strategies to any learning situation. The Basics
    8. 8. Identifying Your Learning Preference VARK Learning Styles Self-Assessment Questionnaire TAKE ASSESSMENT http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire What were your results? Your VARK preferences can be used to help you develop additional, effective strategies for learning related to how you: take in information; study information for effective learning; and study for performing well on an examination. Visual Study Strategies (V) Aural/Auditory Study Strategies (A) Read/write Study Strategies (R) Kinesthetic Study Strategies (K) Multimodal Study Strategies (MM)
    9. 9. Your Action Plan Your Learning Style: ________________________ other: ____________________ Summary of your style: Specific study tips that will help you study better:
    10. 10. Characteristics of Visual Learners • Have a keen sense of aesthetics, visual media and art. • Easily remember information presented in pictures or diagrams. • Have strong visualization skills. They can look up and “see” the information invisibly written or drawn. • Make “movies in their minds” of information they are reading. Their movies are often vivid and detailed. • Have very strong visual-spatial understanding of things such as sizes, textures, angles and three-dimensional depths. • Pay close attention to the body language of others (facial expressions, eyes, stance, etc.). VISUAL Visual learners tend to:
    11. 11. learn best when information is presented visually and in a picture or design format. In a classroom setting, benefit from instructors who use visual aids such as film, video, maps and charts. benefit from information obtained from the pictures and diagrams in textbooks. When trying to remember something, can often visualize a picture of it in their mind. have an artistic side that enjoys activities having to do with visual art and design. Visual learners: Visual
    12. 12. Study Tips for Visual Learners • Convert information into visual study tools (diagrams, maps, charts) • Copy & write new info - see it in your own writing. • Visualize & make movies as you read and study. • Use nonverbal clue’s by instructors to provide you with important information. • When learning mathematical or technical information, make charts to organize the information. When a mathematical problem involves a sequence of steps, draw a series of boxes, each containing the appropriate bit of information in sequence. • Use the computer to assist in organizing material that needs to be memorized. Using word processing, create tables and charts with graphics that help you to understand and retain course material. Use spreadsheet and database software to further organize material that needs to be learned. • Use "color coding" of new information in your textbook or notes. Mark up the margins of your textbook with key words, symbols, and diagrams and use highlighter pens of contrasting colors to "color code" the information.
    13. 13. Characteristics of Aural/Auditory Learners • Remember quite accurately details of important information heard during conversations or lectures. • Have strong language skills, which include a well-developed vocabulary and an appreciation for words. • Have strong oral communication skills. They can carry interesting conversations and can articulate their ideas clearly. • Have a “fine tuned ear” auditory may lead to learning a foreign language more easily. • Often have musical talents, can hear tones, rhythms, and individual notes. AURAL/ AUDITORY Aural/Auditory learners tend to:
    14. 14. Tend to find when trying to remember something, can often "hear" the way someone told you the information, or the way you previously repeated it out loud. learn best when interacting with others in a listening/ speaking exchange. Aural/Auditory learners: Aural/Auditory
    15. 15. Study Tips for Auditory Learners • Discuss/study with friends. Join a study group to assist you in learning course material. Or, work with a "study buddy" on an ongoing basis. If not possible, talk out loud and recite information your are learning. • You can retain and understand information better by teaching another person, or conversing with an instructor. • Record information and listen to it. You may benefit from using a recording device to make audio files to listen to later. Use computerized technology – Text to Speech in Word, Audacity, etc. • When learning mathematical or technical information, "talk your way" through the new information. State the problem in your own words. Reason through solutions to problems by talking out loud to yourself or with a study partner. • Try games or interaction activities that provide the sounds of words being spoken. • Add rhythms or tunes to your learning.
    16. 16. • Work well with their hands and may be good at repairing work, sculpting, art or working with various tools. • Often have well coordinated and have a strong sense of timing and body movement. • Learn with movement = often do well as performers: athletes, actors, or dancers. • Often wiggle, tap feet or move their legs when seated. • Have been often labeled “hyperactive” as children. Characteristics of Kinesthetic Learners Kinesthetic learners tend to: KINESTHETIC
    17. 17. Kinesthetic learners: Kinesthetic learn best when physically engaged in a "hands on" activity. In the classroom, they benefit from a lab setting where you can manipulate materials to learn new information. learn best when you can be physically active in the learning environment. benefit from instructors who encourage in-class demonstrations, "hands on" student learning experiences, and field work outside the classroom.
    18. 18. Study Tips for Kinesthetic Learners • Take notes as you read – text and/or graphic organizers. • Pace as you study. When studying, walk back and forth with textbook, notes, or flashcards in hand and read the information out loud. • Make large-sized study tools – flipcharts, chalk/white boards. When reviewing new information, copy key points onto a chalkboard, easel board, or other large writing surface. • Learn by doing. Think of ways to make your learning tangible, i.e. something you can put your hands on. For example, make a model that illustrates a key concept. Spend extra time in a lab setting to learn an important procedure. Spend time in the field (e.g. a museum, historical site, or job site) to gain first-hand experience of your subject matter. • Use your hands and your fine motor skills. Study with pen/pencil in hand. • Use exaggerated movement for emphasis and expression. • Use case studies, examples and applications.
    19. 19. • Like lists and words to keep ideas and “To Do” items straight. • Remember information displayed as words. • Emphasize text-based input and output - reading and writing in all its forms. • Prefer PowerPoint, the Internet, lists, filofaxes, dictionaries, thesauri, quotations and words, words, words... Characteristics of Read/Write Learners Read/Write learners tend to: READ/ WRITE
    20. 20. learn best when information is presented visually and in a written language format. In a classroom setting, they benefit from instructors who use the blackboard (or PowerPoint, overhead projector, etc.) to list the essential points of a lecture, or provide an outline to follow along with during lecture. benefit from information obtained from textbooks and class notes. often see the text "in your mind's eye" when trying to remember something Read/Write learners: Read/Write
    21. 21. Study Tips for Read/Write Learners • Use a word processor – take notes as you read. Rewrite the ideas and principles into other words. • Use dictionaries and/or make flashcards to remember key vocabulary. • Write out the words again and again. Read your notes (silently) again and again. • When learning information presented in diagrams or illustrations, write out explanations for the information. Organize any diagrams, graphs ... into statements, e.g. "The trend is..." • When learning mathematical or technical information, write out in sentences and key phrases your understanding of the material. When a problem involves a sequence of steps, write out in detail how to do each step.
    22. 22. AURAL/ AUDITORY KINESTHETIC READ/ WRITE VISUAL MULTI- MODAL Life is multimodal. There are seldom instances where one mode is used, or is sufficient. Those who prefer many modes almost equally are of two types. There are those who are context specific who choose a single mode to suit the occasion or situation. There are others who are not satisfied until they have had input (or output) in all of their preferred modes. They take longer to gather information from each mode and, as a result, they often have a deeper and broader understanding.
    23. 23. REFERENCES USED IN THIS PRESENTATION VARK Learning Styles Questionnaire http://www.vark-learn.com/english/page.asp?p=questionnaire ADDITIONAL ONLINE MATERIALS (including other self-assessments) Online Learning Styles Inventories with Immediate Feedback Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html A set of 44 two choice questions, covering the following learning styles: Active and Reflective, Sensing and Intuitive, Visual and Verbal, & Sequential and Global Brain Works’ Downloadable http://www.jcu.edu.au/tldinfo/learningskills/learningst/ An interesting exercise (PC users only - 1.1MB) called brain.exe can be downloaded from this site. It will give you some more information about your dominant brain hemisphere. To get out of the program before completing the assessment, use ctrl alt del keys to access Task Manager and stop the program. The esc key does not always work. C.I.T.E. Learning Styles Instrument http://www.wvabe.org/cite.htm References & Resources
    24. 24. CONTINUED… ADDITIONAL ONLINE MATERIALS (including other self-assessments) continued… Online Learning Styles Inventories with Immediate Feedback continued A Learning Style Survey for College http://www.metamath.com/multiple/multiple_choice_questions.html A 32 question survey with immediate feedback assessing the following learning styles: Visual/ Verbal, Visual/ Nonverbal, Tactile/ Kinesthetic, & Auditory/ Verbal Information about Learning Styles Learning Styles & Strategies http://www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/ILSdir/styles.htm References & Resources
    25. 25. Please give us your feedback at: Thank you for attending tonight's workshop If you would like to view this worship again to refresh your memory or just for fun please visit: www.necacademicsupport.pbworks.com
    26. 26. Fall 2010 Workshop Schedule Sept. 20 Start the Term Right 27 Time Management 29 Start the Term Right Oct. 4 Navigating the ESC Websites 6 Critical Thinking 8 Introduction Library Skills ( 10am-11am ) 13 Navigating the ESC Websites 14 Time Management 18 Critical Thinking 20 Reading More Efficiently 25 Leveraging Your learning Style 28 Unblock the Writing Experience Nov. 1 Reading more Efficiently 3 3 Introduction to Library Skills 8 Unblocking the Writing Experience 17 Stress Management 19 Time Management (10am-11am) 22 Resume and Cover Letter Writing Dec. 1 Stress Management 6 Ending the Term Right 8 Ending the Term Right 9 Writing a Rational Essay 13 Stress Management 20 Resume and Cover Letter Writing

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