Understanding Learning Styles


A guide for teachers and parents

  • Emotional
  • Social
  • Cognitive
  • Physical
  • Reflective

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • To find the best way to assist with the education of the children (and possibly adults) in their charge
  • The best method of teaching someone a skill
  • To tailor the method to the individual’s strengths

Course Structure:

Learning Styles Through The Ages

  • History of Learning Styles
  • Learning Style Approaches
  • Controversy Over Style
  • Support for a New Learning Style Model
  • Comments

Teaching Style

  • Teacher Learning Styles
  • Teacher Roles
  • Comments

Emotional Learning

  • Motivation
  • Persistence
  • Structure
  • Responsibility
  • Setting Personal Goals
  • Relating Daily Assignments to Personal Goals
  • A Dare to Imagine Story
  • Comments

Social Learning

  • Learning Alone and In Groups
  • Small Group Learning
  • Team Learning
  • Circle of Knowledge
  • Case Studies
  • Action Reaction
  • Working with an Adult or Expert
  • Comments

Cognitive Learning

  • information Processing
  • Modality Preferences
  • A Multi-Modal Unit of Study
  • Global and Analytic Learners
  • Brain Damage and Hemisphericity
  • Comments

Physical Learning

  • Mobility
  • Food Intake
  • Time of Day
  • Comments

Reflective Learning

  • Reflective Versus Impulsive
  • Impulsiveness As An Elaboration Deficit
  • Reflections on Environmental Conditions
  • Reflections on Thoughts, Attitudes and Behaviors
  • Teaching Reflective Thinking
  • Comments

Observation of Individual

  • Language and Learning Styles
  • Leisure and Learning Style
  • Interactive/ Observational Style Identification
  • Comments

Practical Applications