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1 Chapter 4 Learning Styles Personality assessment

2 Your brain Brain function contributes to learning

3 The 10 Best Ways to Damage Your Brain 1. Skip breakfast!

4 The 10 Best Ways to Damage Your Brain 2. Stress

5 The 10 Best Ways to Damage Your Brain 3. Smoking

6 The 10 Best Ways to Damage Your Brain 4. High Sugar Consumption / Over eating

7 The 10 Best Ways to Damage Your Brain 5. Air Pollution

8 The 10 Best Ways to Damage Your Brain 6. Sleep Deprivation

9 The 10 Best Ways to Damage Your Brain 7. Lack of Stimulating Thought

10 The 10 Best Ways to Damage Your Brain 8. Alcohol abuse

11 The 10 Best Ways to Damage Your Brain 9. Drug abuse

12 The 10 Best Ways to Damage Your Brain 10. Not wearing a helmet or seat belt

13 The brain & learning 3 lbs Control center – Think – Feel – Act Where learning takes place

14 Brain Zones The brain stem – Connects brain to spinal cord – Control vital functions

15 Brain Zones Cerebellum – Balance & coordination

16 Brain Zones Cerebrum – High-level functioning – Voluntary movements

17 4 Major Lobes Frontal Parietal Temporal Occipital

18 Occipital Lobe - Cerebrum Vision

19 Parietal Lobe - Cerebrum Perception & interpretation of sensory info

20 Temporal Lobe - Cerebrum Memory (short term) – Hearing – Taste – Smell

21 Frontal Lobe - Cerebrum Personality Affect Judgment Inhibitions Intellect

22 The Cerebrum – A house divided 2 hemispheres – Left Logic Language Right side of the body

23 The Cerebrum – A house divided 2 hemispheres – Right Art & music Non-verbal Left side of the body

24 The cellular level Functional unit of the brain – Neuron

25 Learning Styles “A particular way in which the mind receives and processes information”

26 How can you discover your learning style? Pg 116 of your text book

27 What is the value of learning style assessments? Maximize strengths Compensate for weaknesses ID’s – Best way to study / remember

28 How do I put assessment results in perspective? No right answers Try different approaches  – analyze results Multiple pathways

29 Multiple Intelligence Pathways Dr. Howard Gardner

30 Multiple Intelligence Pathways Verbal-Linguistic Logical-Mathematical Bodily-Kinesthetic Visual-Spatial Interpersonal Intrapersonal Musical Naturalistic

31 Verbal - Linguistic Ability to communicate through language

32 Logical-mathematical Ability to understand logical reasoning and problem solving

33 Bodily-Kinesthetic Ability to use the physical body skillfully and to take in knowledge through bodily sensation

34 Visual-Spatial Ability to understand spatial relationships and to perceive and create images

35 Interpersonal Ability to relate to others, noticing their moods, motivations and feelings

36 Intrapersonal Ability to understand one’s own behavior and feelings

37 Musical Ability to comprehend and create meaningful sound and recognize patterns

38 Naturalistic Ability to identify, distinguish, categorize and classify species or items, often incorporating high interest in elements of the natural environment

39 Take & Score the Assessment Test Page

40 Verbal - Linguistic SKILLS Analyzing own use of language Remembering terms easily Explaining, teaching, learning using humor Understanding syntax and work meaning Convincing someone to do something STUDY TECHNIQUES Read text; highlight no more than 10% Rewrite notes Outline chapters Teach someone else Recite information or write scripts / debates

41 Logical-mathematical SKILLS Recognizing abstract patterns Reasoning inductive and deductively Discerning relationships & connections Performing complex calculations Reasoning scientifically STUDY TECHNIQUES Organize material logically Explain material sequentially to someone Develop systems and find patterns Write outlines and develop charts and graphs Analyze information

42 Bodily-Kinesthetic SKILLS Connecting mind and body Controlling movement Improving body functions Expanding body awareness to all senses Coordinating body movement STUDY TECHNIQUES Move or rap while you learn; pace and recite Use “method of loci” or manipulative Move fingers under words while reading Create “living sculptures” Act out scripts of material, design games

43 Visual-Spatial SKILLS Perceiving and forming objects accurately Recognizing relationships between objects Representing something graphically Manipulating images Finding one’s way in space STUDY TECHNIQUES Develop graphic organizers for new material Draw mind maps Develop charts and graphs Use color in notes to organize Visualize material (method of loci)

44 Interpersonal SKILLS Seeing things from other’s perspectives Cooperating within a group Communicating verbally and nonverbally Creating and maintaining relationships STUDY TECHNIQUES Study in a group Discuss information Use flash cards with others Teach someone else

45 Intrapersonal SKILLS Evaluating own thinking Being aware of and expressing feelings Understanding self in relation to others Thinking and reasoning on higher levels STUDY TECHNIQUES Reflect on personal meaning of information Visualize information / keep a journal Study in quiet settings Imagine experiments

46 Musical SKILLS Sensing tonal qualities Creating/enjoying melodies, rhythms Being sensitive to sound & rhythms Using “schemas” to hear music Understanding the structure of music STUDY TECHNIQUES Create rhythms out of words Beat out rhythms with hand or stick Play instrumental music/write raps Put new material to songs you already know Take music breaks

47 Naturalistic SKILLS Ability to categorize something as a member of a group or species Ability to distinguish items in a group from one another STUDY TECHNIQUES Break down information into categories Look for relationships among ideas, events facts

48 Scope of thought Global Learner “See the big picture” “How things relate to each other” – Summarize your notes – Draw conclusions – Sketch diagrams to show how things come together – Come up with questions about the topics covered in class Detail learner “Learn in logical patterns” “Like strict outlines” – Summarize notes with bulleted points – Draw diagrams to relate small pieces of into to larger themes – Make to-do lists for self – Write questions down during class – Think of examples to illustrate details

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