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2015

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Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

11-4-2014 4:00 PM

End Date

11-4-2014 5:00 PM

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Education

Abstract

“The basic idea of learning styles is that different people have different ways of learning, and if instruction is matched to the individual’ styles, he or she should learn better” (Bishka, 2010, p. 10). Students establish these personal ways of learning by determining which method of learning best suites them. Educators can assist students in seeking their personal preferences by providing them with different learning environments and finding which one best suites them. In this review of literature on learning styles, I analyzed and synthesized several research studies focusing on the significance of different learning styles, student preferences and approaches to personal learning, and different methods of strategies used in the classroom when assessing learning styles. With the information presented in this review, assessing different learning styles, determining student preferences or approaches to learning, and using alternate strategy, teachers can provide supportive learning environment to stimulate successful learning experiences.

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Apr 11th, 4:00 PM Apr 11th, 5:00 PM

Valuing Learning Styles' Role in Stimulating Positive Learning Experiences

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

“The basic idea of learning styles is that different people have different ways of learning, and if instruction is matched to the individual’ styles, he or she should learn better” (Bishka, 2010, p. 10). Students establish these personal ways of learning by determining which method of learning best suites them. Educators can assist students in seeking their personal preferences by providing them with different learning environments and finding which one best suites them. In this review of literature on learning styles, I analyzed and synthesized several research studies focusing on the significance of different learning styles, student preferences and approaches to personal learning, and different methods of strategies used in the classroom when assessing learning styles. With the information presented in this review, assessing different learning styles, determining student preferences or approaches to learning, and using alternate strategy, teachers can provide supportive learning environment to stimulate successful learning experiences.

 

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