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)
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
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?
Photo/Image/Cartoon Credits Slide 2: Cartoon by Bill Browning: http://www.mnispi.org/cartoon/2001/index.htmhttp://www.mnispi.org/cartoon/2001/index.htm Slide 8: Literature of Learning Styles: http://www.dialogueonlearning.tc3.edu/homepage-text.htm http://www.dialogueonlearning.tc3.edu/homepage-text.htm Slide 3: VAK Model: http://www.icvet.tafensw.edu.au/resources/accommodating_learners.htm (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: http://mset.rst2.edu/portfolios/i/ibelli_d/toolsdev/interactivewebsite/teacherpage.htmhttp://mset.rst2.edu/portfolios/i/ibelli_d/toolsdev/interactivewebsite/teacherpage.htm Slide 7: Hemispheric Learning: http://anna-louise-staker.blogspot.com/2010/05/unihemispheric-sleep.htmlhttp://anna-louise-staker.blogspot.com/2010/05/unihemispheric-sleep.html Slide 8: Kolb’s Model: m thompson and businessballs.com
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?