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1 Learning styles Different people have different approaches ….

2 Objectives Why learning styles 1 Honey and Mumford learning styles The questionnaire Scoring the questionnaire Why learning styles 2 A practical exercise

3 Why learning styles? The underpinning concepts: Learners are intrinsically different and have different preferred learning styles. Teaching is a purposeful intervention with the aims of promoting learning and causing learning to happen.

4 AN EDUCATORS EXPERIENCE

5 Honey and Mumford learning styles Activist Reflector Theorist Pragmatist

6 Activists The here and now Just do it Jump in at the deep end Have a go Act without thinking it through Dont like preparation Get bored easily

7 Reflectors Take time to think it through Consider all angles and implications Listen to others Uncomfortable in unplanned situations Need information to work on Dislike deadlines

8 Theorists Logical Rational Analytical Objective Perfectionist Restricted lateral thinking Dont like uncertainty Dont like subjectivity

9 Pragmatists Does it work in practice? Like linking the theory to the problem Like to tackle it straight away Enjoy coaching and feedback Dont like open ended discussions Need clear guidelines Need immediate reward

10 THE LSQ

11 The learning styles diamond Activist>11 Reflector>15 Theorist>14 Pragmatist>15

12 The learning cycle

13 Add in the learning styles….

14 Why learning styles Tailoring your teaching style to the learners learning style AND All learning styles are important for developmental learning

15 PRACTICAL EXERCISE


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