What are learning styles? Here
You have probably noticed that when you try to learn something new you prefer to learn by listening to someone talk to you about the information. Or perhaps you prefer to read about a concept to learn it, or maybe see a demonstration.
Learning styles can be defined, classified, and identified in many different way. Generally, they are overall patterns that provide direction to learning and teaching. Learning style can also be described as a set of factors, behaviors, and attitudes that facilitate learning for an individual in a given situation.
Styles influence how students learn, how teachers teach, and how the two interact. Each person is born with certain tendencies toward particular styles, but these biological or inherited characteristics are influenced by culture, personal experiences, maturity level, and development. Style can be considered a “contextual” variable or construct because what the learner brings to the learning experience is as much a part of the context as are the important features of the experience itself.
Each learner has distinct and consistent preferred ways of perception, organization and retention. These learning styles are characteristic cognitive, affective, and physiological behaviors that serve as pretty good indicators of how learners perceive, interact with, and respond to the learning environment.
Students learn differently from each other and it has been determined that brain structure influences language structure acquisition. It has also been shown that different hemispheres of the brain contain different perception avenues. Some researchers claim that several types of cells present in some brains are not present in others.
what are the types of learning styles and their features.
overview of different learning styles. “Fleming’s VARK models”.
3-reading / writing preference learners
4- kinesthetic learners.
the features of learning styles
•Pictures, plots, charts, diagrams •Films, demonstrations •Memorize by visualizing the information
(e.g. words) •Like making illustrations in notes Concept maps
•Listening to lectures, not reading books •Listening to music, etc – while studying •Reading out aloud to themselves •Oral exams
•Written explanations •Reading books •Written notes •Post-it everywhere
•Learn by doing things •Have difficulty sitting passively through lectures •Move around while revising things •Like experiments, group activities etc.
Finally, teachers can’t reach to their learners styles with 100% , but teacher should verify their teaching models and styles to find their learners needs .
another thing the more teacher know students the more he can discover their learning styles and find their needs
teacher in this topic will find the meaning of what is multiple intelligence to help students