2 The VARK Learning Styles Inventory VARK Inventory focuses on how learners prefer to use their sensesKnowing your VARK score can help you develop your own study strategies and do better in collegeVisualPrefer to learn information through charts, graphs, other visual meansAuralPrefer to hear informationRead/WritePrefer to learn information displayed as wordsKinestheticPrefer to learn through experience and practice
4 The Kolb Inventory of Learning Styles Focuses on abilities we need to develop in order to learnEffective learners need four kinds of abilities:Concrete experienceReflective observationAbstract conceptualizationActive experimentationOpposite styles of learning: Abstract-concrete and Active-reflectiveFour discrete group of learners:Divergers, assimilators, convergers, and accommodators
5 The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Represents a “psychological type” on the combination of four different scalesExtraversion (E) vs. Introversion (I)Indicates where you direct your energy and attentionSensing (S) vs. Intuition (N)Indicates how you perceive the world and take in informationThinking (T) vs. Feeling (F)Indicates how you prefer to make your decisionsJudging (J) vs. Perceiving (P)Indicates how you characteristically approach the outside world
6 Multiple Intelligences Theory of multiple intelligences developed in 1983 by Dr. Howard GardnerProposes eight different intelligences to describe how humans learnVerbal/LinguisticLogical/MathematicalVisual/SpatialBodily/KinestheticMusical/RhythmicInterpersonalIntrapersonalNaturalist
8 When Learning Styles and Teaching Styles Conflict Instructors tend to teach in ways that conform to their own styles of learningWhen you recognize a mismatch between how you best learn and how you are being taughtTake control of your learning processDon’t depend on your instructorEmploy your own preferences, talents, and abilities to study and retain information
9 Learning with a Disability Different learning disabilities affect people’s ability to interpret what they see and hearAttention disordersDaydream excessively, easily distractedADD, ADHDCognitive learning disabilitiesDyslexia—a developmental reading disorderLearning disabilities are not related to intelligence
10 Tech Tip: Branch OutFinding ways to adapt to teaching techniques that lie outside your comfort zoneFor auditory learnersRead your notes and textbook passages aloud as you studyFor visual learnersTake notes and illustrate themFor hands-on learnersBuild models or spreadsheets, take fieldtrips to gather experience
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