ERIC Number: ED238855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
One of a Kind: A Practical Guide to Learning Styles K-6.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
This guidebook is based on research on the human brain and the way it processes information. It is noted that research on the learning process has studied the differing functions of the left and right hemispheres of the brain. This research supports the theory that students are inclined to learn through different modalities (tactual/kinesthetic, visual, or auditory) and that teaching styles and classroom environments can be modified to meet the needs of different kinds of learners. The guide provides information on indicators and predictors of learning styles and effective teaching strategies for students with particular learning styles. An overview is presented of learning style inventories and trial lessons which have been developed to determine a student's learning style. A learning style inventory is included, offering a comprehensive approach to diagnosis of an individual's learning style, and an informal checklist for student use provides clues to the characteristics which may influence learning style. Classroom activities for children from K-6 are presented, each geared to be effective with combinations of kinesthetic, tactual, visual, and aural learning styles. (JD)
Descriptors: Aural Learning, Cerebral Dominance, Class Organization, Cognitive Style, Elementary Education, Kinesthetic Perception, Learning Modalities, Learning Processes, Learning Strategies, Schemata (Cognition), Student Characteristics, Student Teacher Relationship, Tactual Perception, Teaching Methods, Verbal Stimuli, Visual Stimuli
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
Note: For a related document, see SP 023 501.