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Intro to learning styles for UNCO

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This basic PPT provides an introduction to some popular theories about Learning Styles.

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Intro to learning styles for UNCO

  1. 1. Introduction to Learning Styles
  2. 2. Learning Styles <ul><li>The way you like to learn best </li></ul><ul><li>The way you process information </li></ul><ul><li>The way you interact with others </li></ul>Learning styles describe:
  3. 3. Learning Styles <ul><li>Why is understanding your learning style important for your success as a student? </li></ul>Help you develop strategies for success – ways to study and learn.
  4. 4. Learning Styles One of the most popular (and simplest) proposes these 3 styles: Learning Styles Visual Learn by Seeing Auditory Learn by Hearing Kinesthetic (also Tactile) Learn by Doing
  5. 5. Learning Styles Another model, called VARK adds Reading/Writing to the original three styles… Learning Styles Visual Auditory Kinesthetic
  6. 6. Learning Styles Another model, called VARK adds Reading/Writing to the original three styles… Learning Styles Visual Auditory Kinesthetic R/W
  7. 7. Learning Styles Global/holistic Detailed/Step-by-Step
  8. 8. Learning Style Inventory <ul><li>A learning style inventory explores your learning style by asking you a variety of questions. </li></ul>Suggest different techniques to help you learn. The results of taking the inventory will report your learning style(s) AND…
  9. 9. READI Learning Style Inventory <ul><li>The READI report categorizes learning styles as: </li></ul><ul><li>Visual – prefer pictures, images </li></ul><ul><li>Aural – prefer sound and music </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal – prefer words (speech and writing) </li></ul><ul><li>Physical (kinesthetic) – prefer “hands-on” </li></ul>
  10. 10. READI Learning Style Inventory <ul><li>READI categorizes learning styles as: </li></ul><ul><li>Logical (mathematical) prefer logic, reasoning, systems </li></ul><ul><li>Social (interpersonal) prefer to learn in groups </li></ul><ul><li>Solitary (intrapersonal) prefer to work alone and self-study </li></ul>
  11. 11. Activity <ul><li>Now review Learning Style results in your READI assessment report. </li></ul><ul><li>Pay particular attention to the section on “Learning and Techniques” for ideas about how to study to your advantage. </li></ul>

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