Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences
Each of our students is different and when designing a lesson or a course, we should take into consideration different intelligences and learning styles as well. If we vary the activities that we use in our lessons, we are sure to provide learners with different learning styles. The learner's profile is changing and all the intelligences work together and efficiently.
We need to consider our learners` learning styles while at the same time we incorporate technology in class. In the article 'LEARNING STYLES AND STRATEGIES' by Richard M. Felder the main stress is made on several learning styles - Active and Reflective learners and Visual and Verbal learners. We have to conduct our classes to cater for the needs of each type.There are several type classification which help me divide my students into groups and pairs and propose them the tasks which are effective and worthy. Following them makes teaching and learning a dialogue, teaching becomes rewarding, the activities organized that way stimulate speech and thinking processes.
Hands-on activities will appeal to sensing learners; concept maps may interest intuitive learners. Visual learners will appreciate demonstrations, charts, or movies while verbal learners will value writing projects and discussion. Outlines and ordered presentations will be helpful for sequential learners; overviews and connections to other materials or applications will support global learners.
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