ERIC Number: ED416374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Learning Styles: Into the Future.
This document is intended to help British further education (FE) practitioners, managers, and governors develop a strategic approach to integrating information and learning technology (ILT) within flexible and open learning environments based on an understanding of learning styles. The following topics are discussed in the document's three chapters: understanding learning styles (the need to put learning into context, eight critical questions that should be asked when attempting to achieve an integrated model of education and work-based training; and the theories of Honey and Mumford, and Kolb); unlocking the potential of ILT within the context of what learners already know (the nature of learning; individual learners; development of Kolb's "learning by doing" model, and effective communication); and matching learning styles with available learning resources (identifying different learning styles and strategies, matching resources and learning styles, identifying learning environments, developing resource-based learning, assessing an FE college's potential, and evaluating learning materials). Each chapter contains a series of staff development activities. The document contains 10 references and a 12-item bibliography. Handouts and overhead transparencies are appended along with a chart to help assess FE colleges' integration of ILT in libraries and development of flexible and open learning centers. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Environment, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Educational Trends, Experiential Learning, Flexible Progression, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Learning Processes, Learning Theories, Open Education, Postsecondary Education, Teaching Methods, Technical Institutes, Theory Practice Relationship, Vocational Education
Further Education Development Agency, Publications Dept., Mendip Centre, Blagdon, Bristol BS18 6RG, England, United Kingdom (5 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Development Agency, London (England).; National Council for Educational Technology, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom