Learning Styles


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Learning Styles

  1. 1. OCR National Diploma Media Tutorial 2009
  2. 2. Starter Activity <ul><li>In pairs, identify what learning activities your partner enjoys the most - be ready to share your findings </li></ul>
  3. 3. Aims and Objectives <ul><li>Objectives: At end of the session, students will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>Define different styles of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Identify own style of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate effective learning strategies </li></ul>Aims : to develop an active approach to learning
  4. 4. What is a learning style? <ul><li>You are a unique learner, no two people learn the same way </li></ul><ul><li>It will help you in your studies to know preferred learning style </li></ul><ul><li>Using the three coloured lists, complete the worksheet ticking from the bottom of the column up </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>We will be using Dunn’s method to determine your learning style: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auditory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kinaesthetic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From the list above, which sheet matches the above headings? </li></ul>Dunn’s Model
  6. 6. Why is it useful? <ul><li>Academic advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Personal advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Professional advantages </li></ul>
  7. 7. Visual Learners <ul><li>Prefer to learn through visual stimulation </li></ul><ul><li>Use flowcharts and diagrams for note-taking </li></ul><ul><li>Write down key points </li></ul><ul><li>Sit near front of classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Use highlighters to mark important points </li></ul>
  8. 8. Auditory Learners <ul><li>Prefer to learn through verbal instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Present oral reports rather than written </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoys speaking with others </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoys music </li></ul>
  9. 9. Kinaesthetic Learners <ul><li>Prefer to learn through actively ‘doing’ </li></ul><ul><li>Like to practice a technique </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a model </li></ul><ul><li>Hands-on activities, practicals </li></ul><ul><li>Field trips </li></ul>
  10. 10. Summary <ul><li>We are all unique - there is not a correct or better learning style </li></ul><ul><li>Dunn’s method using VAK can be useful - we are often more than one type of learner </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing our own learning style can help us study more effectively </li></ul>