Learning styles are various ways of learningand studying, that involve educating methodsfor the individuals to assimilate better theinformation.
• - Most of the people prefer a method that they would identify themselves with, that’s why most of them search for individualized learning styles.- Finding and choosing the suitable style oflearning is related to the type of intelligenceone possesses: musical, logical,physical, inter/intrapersonal, etc.
Learning can bedefined by 4 verbs: watching; thinking; feeling; doing;
The process can be divided into 4 stages:- having an experience;- reviewing it;- concluding from the experience;- planning the next steps;
This way, people learn in an easier, more effective andpleasant way; they reflect upon the information,assimilate it and experiment the theoreticalinformation.
• Still, very many teachers use thetraditional old schooling without applying abig variety of teaching techniques that wouldenhance their students’ learning skills.• They rely on classroom and book-basedteaching, much repetition, and a lot ofexams.
But for better results, we need:- a progressive, student-centered school;- an authentic assessment;- concepts presented as questions to investigate;- in-depth learning;
The key word is adaptation, both on theteachers and students’ part.For those who possess the visual learning, there can be used visual aids and images to memorize better.For those who possess the auditoryor the social learning styles, there can beorganized interactive activities, in groups.
The secret is in making learning fun andappealing, which would be an advantage bothfor the students and for the teachers.
“Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember.Involve me and I understand.” Confucius