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1 Myth or Reality? Learning Styles & Teaching Strategies Patricia Aceves, Ed.D. Stony Brook University

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3 Hemispheric Dominance Model

4 VAK Model

5 Multiple Intelligences

6 Fractions Rap Video

7 Gregorc Style Delineator

8 Kolb’s Model

9 What about the Disagreement Over Learning Styles?

10 What about the Disagreement Over Learning Styles? Learning Styles

11 So What’s an Instructor to Do?

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13 Use Active Learning Strategies!

14 Active Learning Teaching Strategies Reading Writing Talking ** Listening Doing Reflecting

15 Build Meta Cognitive Skills (ePortfolio/Reflective Papers) Use More Formative Assessment (Marzano 1998) Classroom Assessment Techniques (Cross & Angelo) Small Group Work Cooperative Student Projects Simulations (software/role plays) Case studies (Meyers & Thomas, 1993)

16 Don’t worry about teaching to learning styles! Use active learning: reading, writing, talking, reflecting, doing and you will hit all learning modalities and ultimately reinforce learning which leads to deeper conceptual learning (meaning-making) Advice for Faculty

17 Create a template for your lessons that incorporate multiple modalities for learning (some reading, lecture, quiz, group discussion, writing/responding, and reflecting) No time to create new teaching strategies?

18 Photo/Image/Cartoon Credits Slide 2: Cartoon by Bill Browning: Slide 8: Literature of Learning Styles: Slide 3: VAK Model: (site decommmisioned)http://www.icvet.tafensw.edu.au/resources/accommodating_learners.htm Slide 4: Confused: Rebel Slide 5: Active Learning: National Training Laboratories Slide 6: Multiple Intelligences: Dora Ibelli: Slide 7: Hemispheric Learning: Slide 8: Kolb’s Model: m thompson and businessballs.com

19 Learning Styles categories/schemes Which ones are popular? Do you have a test on your website? How important is this for learners? Where does YOUR brain like to hang out?


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