Learning Styles

Student Learning Styles

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“The Kolb’s Experential Learning Style Cycle based on the Cognitive Profile Model on Jungian Type Theory as the Myers-Briggs Typre Index contributes to certain important individual differences in learning.  Students who take the inventory and use the recommended study techniques show statiscally significant grade improvement” (Krause, 2000).  To read more about the Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle theory feel free to visit the following site:

www.learningandteaching.info/learning/experience.htm

The Dunn and Dunn Learning Style Model

Wilson, C. author of the following site “Learning Styles: Nurturing the genius in each child” tells us that “the Dunn and Dunn Learning Style Model was created by Dr. Rita Dunn in 1967.  It roots to two distinct learning theories: Cognitive Style Theory and Brian Lateralization Theory” (Dunn and Dunn, 1991)”.  To obtain more information on the Dunn and Dunn Learning Style Model go to: http://www.geocities.com/~educationplace/Model.html 

You will fing the following links:

  • The Basics
  • The Four Modalities
  • Small Group Techniques
  • Implementation
  • Learning Style Instruments
  • It’s Happening in North Carolina
  • Books, etc…
  • Resources
  • Learning Style Connections
  • Understanding Brain Theory
  • Home “The Education Place”

But remember you have to visit the site it’s great and interesting!!!!

Also, you can visit the Price System, Inc. at http: www.pricesys.com      

Here, at the Price System, Inc. you can find the Dunn and Dunn Learning Style Inventory.  Students from grades 3 to 4 and even 5-12 can take the test and only for a 5 dollar charge, they can obtain a full profile of their learning style preferences,  isn’t that great!  So,  see what’s your learning style preference!     

Another great place where you can discover your learning style preferences is at the Murphy-Meigeier Type Inventory. It was designed from the Myer Briggs Type Indicator for children from grades 2-8, ages 7-13. You can find it at the Center for Applications of Psychological Type at www.capt.org/catalog/MBTI-Book-10105.htm 

Mind Tools: Learn effectively by understanding your learning preferences at: http://www.mindtools.com/mnemlsty.html

Felder and Solomon’s Index of Learning Styles

One of the most used models to identify learning styles is the Index of Learning Styles by Richard Felder and Linda Soloman.  This model presents four dimensions of learning styles. 

Using the Learning Style Index you can develop your own learning styles and help others to do the same 

Go to: http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html

Memletics High Performance Learning

http://www.memletics.com/manual/learning-styles.asp

The Memletics Learning Style questionnaire provides a new approach to learning styles.

It’s a free online tool to help understand your learning styles.  At http://www.learning-styles-online.com/ It has 70 questions and when you finish it draws a graph showing your learning styles. You also can compare your results with others and share them with friends.

Howard Gardner the precursor of Multiple Intelligences. He believed that people had many types of intelligence.  He thought that different students may have learning strengths in mathematics, others may be logical learners, some students may be intrapersonal or interpersonal, inclusive, some students may be kinesthetic and so on. But the major importance of Howard’s theory is that although students may have multiple intelligence this does not mean that they are not smart. Students may have a blend of intelligences although they may be much more fond of one learning strength while learning.

To know more about Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence theory go to the following cites:

1. http://www.infed.org/thinkers/gardner.htm

2. http://www.thomasarmstrong.com/multiple_intelligences.htm

3. http://www.howardgardner.com/MI/mi.html

4. http://www.miresearch.org/research.php

This is a video on Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence theory. Hope you learn and enjoy.

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One response to “Learning Styles

  1. These theories have helped me very much to fulfill my research on learning styles. If you are having trouble finding any article or research on any topic mentioned, please leave me a message.

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