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What’s yours?
Information enters your brain threemain ways: sight hearing touchwhich one you use the most is calledyour Learning Styl...
   Prefer to see information such as    pictures, diagrams, cartoons,    demonstrations   Picture words and concepts the...
 Prefer to hear information  spoken Can absorb a lecture with little  effort May not need careful notes to  learn. Oft...
 Prefer touch as their primary mode for taking in  information In traditional lecture situations, they should write out ...
   Extraversion/Introversion E/I   Sensing/Intuiting         S/N   Thinking/Feeling          T/F   Judging/Perceiving ...
EXTROVERTS                     INTROVERTS   Like talking with others      Prefer to have others do    and taking action....
SENSORS                          INTUITERS   Are most at home with           Prefer concepts and    facts and examples. ...
THINKERS                  FEELERS Like to take an          Prefer emotion to  objective approach        logic.  and emph...
JUDGERS                    PERCEIVERS Prefer clearly defined    Like to consider all  strategies to achieve      sides t...
   A theory of “multiple intelligences,” suggesting    abilities seem to cluster in eight different areas:       Ve rba ...
   Studying the minimum of what needs to be    learned   Relying primarily on rote memorization, often    exercised at t...
 Goal is to truly understand course  material Involves actively constructing  learning experiences Leads to better memo...
   Take a Learning Styles test.   Think about your favorite classes in high school or    college so far. What do they ha...
   Knowing your learning style, both your    strength and your weaknesses, can help you    study more effectively.
 Make the best use of your learning style. Work harder in skills that don’t come easily to you. Be flexible and adaptab...
   Lecture – teacher talks all period   Group discussion – teacher talks but    encourages discussion   Small groups – ...
   Much of college is about interactions    with your professors.   The success of those interactions will    have a maj...
   Instructors are human (it’s true, honest.) You can    talk to them.   If you are struggling in a course, talk to    c...
   Make it a point to attend class    regularly, and on time.   If you have a question, ask it.   Save your “cuts” for ...
   No matter what your Learning Style is it’s very    important to:     Be involved in class – participate!     Link cl...
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Learning Styles

  1. 1. What’s yours?
  2. 2. Information enters your brain threemain ways: sight hearing touchwhich one you use the most is calledyour Learning Style Visual Learners – learn by sight Auditory Learners – learn by hearing Tactile Learners – (kinesthetic) learn by touch
  3. 3.  Prefer to see information such as pictures, diagrams, cartoons, demonstrations Picture words and concepts they hear as images Easily distracted in lecture with no visual aids Overwhelmed with intense visuals accompanied by lecture Benefit from using charts, maps, notes, and flash cards when studying
  4. 4.  Prefer to hear information spoken Can absorb a lecture with little effort May not need careful notes to learn. Often avoid eye contact in order to concentrate May read aloud to themselves Like background music when they study
  5. 5.  Prefer touch as their primary mode for taking in information In traditional lecture situations, they should write out important facts Create study sheets connected to vivid examples Role-playing can help them learn and remember important ideas May benefit by using manipulatives
  6. 6.  Extraversion/Introversion E/I Sensing/Intuiting S/N Thinking/Feeling T/F Judging/Perceiving J/P
  7. 7. EXTROVERTS INTROVERTS Like talking with others  Prefer to have others do and taking action. the talking. Prefer active learning  Prefer lectures and and group projects. structured tasks.
  8. 8. SENSORS INTUITERS Are most at home with  Prefer concepts and facts and examples. theories which can give Are drawn to realistic and greater play to practical applications. imagination and Prefer memorizable inspiration. facts, and concrete  Prefer interpretation and questions. imagination.
  9. 9. THINKERS FEELERS Like to take an  Prefer emotion to objective approach logic. and emphasize logic  Give greater weight and analysis in their to the impact of decisions. relationships in their Prefer objective decisions. feedback, and thrive  Prefer positive when there is feedback and pressure to succeed. individual recognition.
  10. 10. JUDGERS PERCEIVERS Prefer clearly defined  Like to consider all strategies to achieve sides to a problem goals. and may be at some May jump to closure risk for not too quickly. completing their Prefer orderliness, work. structure, and  Prefer spontaneity deadlines. and flexibility.
  11. 11.  A theory of “multiple intelligences,” suggesting abilities seem to cluster in eight different areas:  Ve rba l-Ling uis tic Skills  Lo g ic a l-M the m a tic a l Skills a  Bo d ily -Kine s the tic Skills  Vis ua l-Sp a tia l Skills  I rp e rs o na l A nte bilitie s  I p e rs o na l A ntra bilitie s  M ic a l A us bilitie s  N tura lis tic A a bilitie s
  12. 12.  Studying the minimum of what needs to be learned Relying primarily on rote memorization, often exercised at the last minute [Cramming] Motivation comes from grades In a hurry to get it over with. Risky – no real learning occurs Much less likely to lead to college success
  13. 13.  Goal is to truly understand course material Involves actively constructing learning experiences Leads to better memory retention Deep learners enjoy the process of learning for its own sake Deep learners use more thinking skills
  14. 14.  Take a Learning Styles test. Think about your favorite classes in high school or college so far. What do they have in common? Did you like…  mastering facts?  discussion? or working on your own?  lecture? or pairing or grouping?  hands-on activities? Do some self-analysis (called metacognition). How do you think you learn?
  15. 15.  Knowing your learning style, both your strength and your weaknesses, can help you study more effectively.
  16. 16.  Make the best use of your learning style. Work harder in skills that don’t come easily to you. Be flexible and adaptable, try new things and new ways. Keep growing! Don’t be easily satisfied!
  17. 17.  Lecture – teacher talks all period Group discussion – teacher talks but encourages discussion Small groups – teacher aids (facilitates) group interaction Visual focus – teacher uses lots of visual aids Verbal focus – words, words & more words Logical sequence – teacher presents material in a step-by-step, reasonable format Random sequence – teacher jumps all over the place
  18. 18.  Much of college is about interactions with your professors. The success of those interactions will have a major impact on your overall college success. Don’t let your learning style or personality preferences control your behavior. Take responsibility for relating to your instructors in a way that will be most beneficial to you. They will be more responsive if you appear to be confident and in control.
  19. 19.  Instructors are human (it’s true, honest.) You can talk to them. If you are struggling in a course, talk to classmates and approach instructor. Be courteous and forthright. We all make mistakes: instructors & students both. Keep copies of your work. Direct complaints to instructor first. If unsuccessful, appeal in writing to instructor’s supervisor or the school’s “Ombudsperson”
  20. 20.  Make it a point to attend class regularly, and on time. If you have a question, ask it. Save your “cuts” for emergencies. Sit near the front. See your instructor outside class when you need help. Share one or more “one minute papers” and your ideas with your instructor.
  21. 21.  No matter what your Learning Style is it’s very important to:  Be involved in class – participate!  Link classroom experience to the outside world  Relate class concepts to your own life.  Ask questions and offer criticism.  Stimulate further relevant discussion.  Don’t get distracted – stay “on-task”  Keep an open mind: there are many ideas beyond your own.

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