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  • Visual (V): This preference includes the depiction of information in charts, graphs, flow charts, and all the symbolic arrows, circles, hierarchies and other devices that instructors use to represent what could have been presented in words. Aural (A): This perceptual mode describes a preference for information that is "heard." People with this modality report that they learn best from lectures, tutorials, tapes, and talking to other colleagues. Read/write (R): This preference is for information displayed as words. Kinesthetic (K): By definition, this modality refers to the "perceptual preference related to the use of experience and practice (simulated or real)." Although such an experience may invoke other modalities, the key is that the student is connected to reality, "either through experience, example, practice or simulation"
  • Orange week iaa r jones 2013

    1. 1. Learning styles Pardon? Ouch! Different people have different approaches….
    2. 2. Objectives • Re-cap – Learning theories • Kolb – Experiential learning • Honey and Mumford learning styles • Applying theories in the classroom • Presentation skills
    3. 3. What can we learn from these clips? • Watch each clip. • Consider presentation / delivery styles • Consider learner needs • Consider learning theories • Complete you handout sheet and be ready to discuss!
    4. 4. Re-cap Learning theories!
    5. 5. Julia Roberts….Mona Lisa Smile
    6. 6. Kevin Kline….The Emperors Club
    7. 7. John Houseman….The paper chase
    8. 8. Robin Williams….Dead Poets Society…Carpe Diem!
    9. 9. Jeff Bridges….Arlington Road
    10. 10. Hilary Swank…Freedom Writers
    11. 11. Michelle Pfeiffer…Dangerous Minds
    12. 12. Robin William…Dead Poets Society…Oh Captain my captain
    13. 13. Kolb – Experiential learning • Experiential learning focuses on the learning process for the individual. • It focusses on learning occurring as a cyclical process. • The learner must move through all four stages to learn. • All learners will have a preference for one or more stages.
    14. 14. VARK Preferences NOT Strengths • Visual • Aural • Reading/Writing • Kinesthetic (VARK inventory developed in 1987 by Neil Fleming, Lincoln University, New Zealand)
    15. 15. Honey and Mumford learning styles Building on Kolb’s theory, H&M state that learning styles are categorised as: •Activist •Reflector •Theorist •Pragmatist
    16. 16. Activists • The here and now • Just do it • Jump in at the deep end • Have a go • Act without thinking it through • Don’t like preparation • Get bored easily
    17. 17. Reflectors • Take time to think it through • Consider all angles and implications • Listen to others • Uncomfortable in unplanned situations • Need information to work on • Dislike deadlines
    18. 18. Theorists • Logical • Rational • Analytical • Objective • Perfectionist • Restricted lateral thinking • Don’t like uncertainty • Don’t like subjectivity
    19. 19. Pragmatists • Does it work in practice? • Like linking the theory to the problem • Like to tackle it straight away • Enjoy coaching and feedback • Don’t like open ended discussions • Need clear guidelines • Need immediate reward
    20. 20. Why learning styles Tailoring your teaching style to the learner’s learning style AND All learning styles are important for developmental learning

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