Innovative teaching strategies for student-centred learning: Utilising Honey & Mumford’s Learning Styles

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Hamilton, A. (2006). Innovative teaching strategies for student-centred learning: Utilising Honey & Mumford’s Learning Styles. Poster presentation at World Federation of Occupational Therapist International congress, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

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Innovative teaching strategies for student-centred learning: Utilising Honey & Mumford’s Learning Styles

  1. 1. Innovative teaching strategies for student‐centered learning: Utilising Honey & Mumford’s Learning Styles. I love to be Learning how to be an involved in new occupational therapist I act first and experiences! implies several consider the I tend to tackle a dimensions of circumstances problem by knowledge processing. brainstorming. later… (Bjorklund & Svensson, 2006, p.87) My philosophy is... I'll try anything once! My philosophy is... there is always a better way! I prefer to collect my own data and think Activist about things thoroughly I like to try out new before drawing ideas, theories and conclusions... techniques to see if they work in practice I prefer to stand back to ponder experiences and When I learn something observe them from new I am really keen to many different try it out and to teach perspectives others about it! Pragmatist Reflector Some would say I have a slightly distant, unruffled I act quickly and air about me... confidently when an idea attracts me My philosophy is... it's good to be Theorist cautious! My philosophy is... if it's logical, it's good! I enjoy Using Learning Styles to enhance integrating observations into students’ learning experiences complex but logical theories At commencement of OT course students I think problems complete a “learning style inventory”. through in a I prefer to be logical, step sure of things! Students meet the others in their group by step way who have the same learning style preference. Students then move to small work‐groups Anita Hamilton which comprise the four learning styles. References Deakin University Björklund, A. & Svensson, T. (2006). A Students stay in work‐groups for the Australia longitudinal study of 15 occupational semester & complete a group work therapist students’ paradigms into occupational therapists’ paradigms. activities together. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 53, 87‐97. Students complete a reflection journal on Honey, P. & Mumford, A. (1992). The working with people with different Manual of Learning Styles. Maidenhead learning styles. [England]: Peter Honey.

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