ERIC Number: ED368479
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Learning Styles and the Classroom.
More, Arthur J.
This paper examines different types of student learning styles and outlines a four-step process for identifying and integrating these learning styles to provide students with the most effective educational experience possible. The paper lists five dimensions along which most learning styles can be categorized--global-analytical, verbal-imaginal, concrete-abstract, trial/error/feedback-reflective, and modality. The paper then discusses steps for classroom integration of different learning styles: (1) identify the learning styles of individual learners; (2) match teaching styles to learning styles for difficult learning tasks; (3) strengthen weaker learning styles for easier learning tasks and in drill and practice; and (4) teach learning style selection strategies. Classroom examples of various learning styles are also presented. Three appendixes provide copies of a learning style identification scale, a teaching style identification scale, and a list of behavioral indicators of learning styles. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver.