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Learning styles

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Learning styles

  1. 1. Learning Styles<br />
  2. 2. Auditory, Visual, Kinesthetic<br />
  3. 3. Which best describes you?<br />Taken from Kolb Learning Style Inventory, p6<br />
  4. 4. How do you teach?<br />Take a minute to think about a typical instruction session. What’s something you (almost) always do? <br />Discuss your responses in your group. Is there anything that all of you regularly do?<br />
  5. 5. Kolb Learning Cycle<br />Taken from Kolb Learning Style Inventory, p5<br />
  6. 6. Kolb Learning Styles<br />Diverging<br />Being imaginative<br />Understanding people<br />Recognizing problems<br />Brainstorming<br />Being open-<br />minded<br />Accommodating<br />Getting things done<br />Leading <br />Taking risks<br />Initiating<br />Being adaptable<br />Being practical<br />Converging<br />Solving problems<br />Making decisions<br />Reasoning<br />Defining problems<br />Being logical<br />Assimilating<br />Planning<br />Creating models<br />Defining problems<br />Developing theories<br />Being patient<br />Taken from Kolb Learning Style Inventory, p10<br />
  7. 7. Developing each style<br />Accommodating<br />Commit yourself to objectives<br />Seek new opportunities<br />Influence and lead others<br />Become personally involved<br />Deal with people<br />Converging<br />Create new ways of thinking and doing<br />Experiment with new ideas<br />Choose the best solution<br />Set goals<br />Make decisions<br />Diverging<br />Tune in to people’s feelings<br />Be sensitive to values<br />Listen with an open mind<br />Gather information<br />Imagine the implications of ambiguous decisions<br />Assimilating<br />Organize information<br />Test theories and ideas with others<br />Build conceptual models<br />Design experiments<br />Analyze data<br />
  8. 8. Discussion & Reflection<br />Report out from your group—what is one thing your group/style typically does when teaching?<br />How do you or might you address Kolb’s different learning styles in your instruction sessions?<br />

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