Learning Styles More than just words……..
Learning styles <ul><li>Tell me, and I will forget </li></ul><ul><li>Show me, and I may remember </li></ul><ul><li>Involve...
Learning styles <ul><li>Touchy feely? </li></ul><ul><li>Round and round </li></ul><ul><li>What’s your style? </li></ul><ul...
VARK theory <ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a look </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aural </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk about...
VARK theory Posters, videos, displays, diagrams, charts, colour, mind-maps, symbols Discussion, feedback, audio, presentat...
Kolb’s learning cycle Kolb’s Cycle
Kolb’s learning cycle Experience Kolb’s Cycle
Kolb’s learning cycle Reflection Experience Kolb’s Cycle
Kolb’s learning cycle Reflection Experience Conceptualisation Kolb’s Cycle
Kolb’s learning cycle Reflection Action Experience Conceptualisation Kolb’s Cycle
Where do you dive in?
Joining the learning cycle Where do you like to start?
Joining the learning cycle Looking Kolb’s Cycle Where do you like to start?
Joining the learning cycle Thinking Looking Kolb’s Cycle Where do you like to start?
Joining the learning cycle Thinking Looking Planning Kolb’s Cycle Where do you like to start?
Joining the learning cycle Thinking Doing Looking Planning Kolb’s Cycle Where do you like to start?
What’s your style? What’s your style?
What’s your style? Activist What’s your style?
What’s your style? <ul><li>Activist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoys new experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open-minded an...
What’s your style? Pragmatist Activist What’s your style?
What’s your style? <ul><li>Pragmatist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keen to try things out </...
What’s your style? Pragmatist Activist Reflector What’s your style?
What’s your style? <ul><li>Reflector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Looks at things from different perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul>...
What’s your style? Pragmatist Theorist Activist Reflector What’s your style?
What’s your style? <ul><li>Theorist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinks things through step by step </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As...
Characteristics of intelligence Gardner’s theory of intelligence
Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Interpersonal Naturalistic Musical Bodily/ Kinaesthetic Visual/Spatial Logic...
Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Interpersonal Naturalistic Musical Bodily/ Kinaesthetic Visual/Spatial Logic...
Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Interpersonal Naturalistic Musical Bodily/ Kinaesthetic Visual/Spatial Logic...
Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Interpersonal Naturalistic Musical Bodily/ Kinaesthetic Visual/Spatial Likes...
Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Interpersonal Naturalistic Musical Bodily/ Kinaesthetic Uses hands to expres...
Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Interpersonal Naturalistic Musical Likes to sing and hum; sense of rhythm; e...
Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Interpersonal Naturalistic Observant; interested in all wildlife; groups and...
Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Interpersonal Relates well to others; team worker; good motivator; enjoys pa...
Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Reflective; self-motivated; prefers to work alone; a thinker; quiet Interper...
More than just a theory <ul><li>We all use combinations of different styles </li></ul><ul><li>We may have preferences for ...
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  1. 1. Learning Styles More than just words……..
  2. 2. Learning styles <ul><li>Tell me, and I will forget </li></ul><ul><li>Show me, and I may remember </li></ul><ul><li>Involve me, and I will understand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Confucius around 450 BC </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Learning styles <ul><li>Touchy feely? </li></ul><ul><li>Round and round </li></ul><ul><li>What’s your style? </li></ul><ul><li>Clever in more ways than one! </li></ul>
  4. 4. VARK theory <ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a look </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Aural </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk about it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Read/Write </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read the book </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Try it out </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. VARK theory Posters, videos, displays, diagrams, charts, colour, mind-maps, symbols Discussion, feedback, audio, presentations, guest speakers, music Lists, instructions, handouts, textbooks, taking notes Drama, moving around, using artefacts, visits, discussion groups, handling objects, trial & error V A R K
  6. 6. Kolb’s learning cycle Kolb’s Cycle
  7. 7. Kolb’s learning cycle Experience Kolb’s Cycle
  8. 8. Kolb’s learning cycle Reflection Experience Kolb’s Cycle
  9. 9. Kolb’s learning cycle Reflection Experience Conceptualisation Kolb’s Cycle
  10. 10. Kolb’s learning cycle Reflection Action Experience Conceptualisation Kolb’s Cycle
  11. 11. Where do you dive in?
  12. 12. Joining the learning cycle Where do you like to start?
  13. 13. Joining the learning cycle Looking Kolb’s Cycle Where do you like to start?
  14. 14. Joining the learning cycle Thinking Looking Kolb’s Cycle Where do you like to start?
  15. 15. Joining the learning cycle Thinking Looking Planning Kolb’s Cycle Where do you like to start?
  16. 16. Joining the learning cycle Thinking Doing Looking Planning Kolb’s Cycle Where do you like to start?
  17. 17. What’s your style? What’s your style?
  18. 18. What’s your style? Activist What’s your style?
  19. 19. What’s your style? <ul><li>Activist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoys new experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open-minded and enthusiastic about new ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gets bored easily </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often acts before thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes unnecessary risks </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. What’s your style? Pragmatist Activist What’s your style?
  21. 21. What’s your style? <ul><li>Pragmatist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Practical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keen to try things out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoys techniques with obvious advantages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t like ‘all theory’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tends to seize the first solution to a problem </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impatient with lengthy discussion </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. What’s your style? Pragmatist Activist Reflector What’s your style?
  23. 23. What’s your style? <ul><li>Reflector </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Looks at things from different perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinks before they act </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listens to others </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be slow to reach a decision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be very cautious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May hold back from direct participation </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. What’s your style? Pragmatist Theorist Activist Reflector What’s your style?
  25. 25. What’s your style? <ul><li>Theorist </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Thinks things through step by step </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Asks probing questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enjoys complex or structured situations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is suspicious of intuition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can appear detached </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doesn’t like uncertainty, disorder and ambiguity </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Characteristics of intelligence Gardner’s theory of intelligence
  27. 27. Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Interpersonal Naturalistic Musical Bodily/ Kinaesthetic Visual/Spatial Logical/ Mathematical Linguistic Gardner’s theory of intelligence
  28. 28. Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Interpersonal Naturalistic Musical Bodily/ Kinaesthetic Visual/Spatial Logical/ Mathematical Linguistic Good with words; enjoys reading and writing; explains things clearly Gardner’s theory of intelligence
  29. 29. Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Interpersonal Naturalistic Musical Bodily/ Kinaesthetic Visual/Spatial Logical/ Mathematical Looks for reason and order; logical; makes lists Linguistic Good with words; enjoys reading and writing; explains things clearly Gardner’s theory of intelligence
  30. 30. Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Interpersonal Naturalistic Musical Bodily/ Kinaesthetic Visual/Spatial Likes to paint and sculpt; can ‘read’ pictures; imaginative Logical/ Mathematical Looks for reason and order; logical; makes lists Linguistic Good with words; enjoys reading and writing; explains things clearly Gardner’s theory of intelligence
  31. 31. Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Interpersonal Naturalistic Musical Bodily/ Kinaesthetic Uses hands to express ideas; needs to touch; active Visual/Spatial Likes to paint and sculpt; can ‘read’ pictures; imaginative Logical/ Mathematical Looks for reason and order; logical; makes lists Linguistic Good with words; enjoys reading and writing; explains things clearly Gardner’s theory of intelligence
  32. 32. Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Interpersonal Naturalistic Musical Likes to sing and hum; sense of rhythm; enjoys a wide range of music Bodily/ Kinaesthetic Uses hands to express ideas; needs to touch; active Visual/Spatial Likes to paint and sculpt; can ‘read’ pictures; imaginative Logical/ Mathematical Looks for reason and order; logical; makes lists Linguistic Good with words; enjoys reading and writing; explains things clearly Gardner’s theory of intelligence
  33. 33. Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Interpersonal Naturalistic Observant; interested in all wildlife; groups and classifies; good organiser Musical Likes to sing and hum; sense of rhythm; enjoys a wide range of music Bodily/ Kinaesthetic Uses hands to express ideas; needs to touch; active Visual/Spatial Likes to paint and sculpt; can ‘read’ pictures; imaginative Logical/ Mathematical Looks for reason and order; logical; makes lists Linguistic Good with words; enjoys reading and writing; explains things clearly Gardner’s theory of intelligence
  34. 34. Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Interpersonal Relates well to others; team worker; good motivator; enjoys parties Naturalistic Observant; interested in all wildlife; groups and classifies; good organiser Musical Likes to sing and hum; sense of rhythm; enjoys a wide range of music Bodily/ Kinaesthetic Uses hands to express ideas; needs to touch; active Visual/Spatial Likes to paint and sculpt; can ‘read’ pictures; imaginative Logical/ Mathematical Looks for reason and order; logical; makes lists Linguistic Good with words; enjoys reading and writing; explains things clearly Gardner’s theory of intelligence
  35. 35. Characteristics of intelligence Intrapersonal Reflective; self-motivated; prefers to work alone; a thinker; quiet Interpersonal Relates well to others; team worker; good motivator; enjoys parties Naturalistic Observant; interested in all wildlife; groups and classifies; good organiser Musical Likes to sing and hum; sense of rhythm; enjoys a wide range of music Bodily/ Kinaesthetic Uses hands to express ideas; needs to touch; active Visual/Spatial Likes to paint and sculpt; can ‘read’ pictures; imaginative Logical/ Mathematical Looks for reason and order; logical; makes lists Linguistic Good with words; enjoys reading and writing; explains things clearly Gardner’s theory of intelligence
  36. 36. More than just a theory <ul><li>We all use combinations of different styles </li></ul><ul><li>We may have preferences for some styles rather than others </li></ul><ul><li>No style is ‘better’ than another! </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and teaching are most effective when a variety of styles are used </li></ul><ul><li>All theories are tools, not strait-jackets! </li></ul>

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