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Teaching & Learning: Learning

Learning Styles

WHAT'S YOUR LEARNING STYLE?   

  • Visual  Auditory  Kinesthetic   Reading-Writing
  • Musical,  Logical,   Natural,  Linguistic,  Social   
  • Activist,  Reflector,  Theorist,  Pragmatist
  • Cognitive,  Affective,  Physiological
  • Avoidant, Participative, Competitive, Collaborative, Dependent, Independent

And there are more catagories of processing information.   A 2009 literature review by the Psychological Science in the Public  "found virtually no evidence" supporting the idea that "instruction is best provided in a format that matches the preference of the learner."  So, why are "learning style" approaches so popular?    Differences among people should be acknowledged.  Learning styles can be a springboard to inform teaching and various teaching approaches create more avenues to connect with students and facilitate learning.

So then,  What is the best way to learn?

Bloom's Taxonomy

The Bloom'sTaxonomy (1956)  / The Revised Taxonomy (2001)                                

  • Knowledge                Remember
  • Comprehension        Understand
  • Application                Apply
  • Analysis                    Analyze
  • Synthesis                  Evaluate
  • Evaluation                 Create

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