Learning Styles and Teaching Styles
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an individual's unique approach to learning based on strengths, weaknesses, and preferences.
a learning style in which a person learns through listening. An auditory learner depends on hearing and speaking as a main way of learning.
learning that takes place at a wider scale than individual or group learning, up to a societal scale, through social interaction between peers.
a learning style in which learning takes place by the students carrying out physical activities, rather than listening to a lecture or watching demonstrations.
refers to a person's ability to understand and process sound, rhythm, patterns in sound, relationships between sounds, and ability to process rhymes and other auditory information.
a teaching and learning style in which ideas, concepts, data, and other information are associated with images and techniques.
Theory of multiple intelligences
Gardner chose eight abilities that he held to meet these criteria: musical-rhythmic, visual-spatial, verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic.
Visual style learners...
prefer using images, pictures, colors, and maps to organize information and communicate with others.
A kinesthetic learner
needs to be actively doing something while learning in order to truly "get" the materials.
If you are an auditory learner...
you learn by hearing and listening. You understand and remember things you have heard. You store information by the way it sounds, and you have an easier time understanding spoken instructions than written ones.
tend to think in sounds and rhythmic patterns instead of words or pictures.
To include all learning styles in the classroom we should...
use multifaceted teaching styles that includes multiple learning styles.
a classroom management style that provides firm, realistic boundaries for your child in a compassionate way.
An authoritative teacher...
focuses on maintaining high standards and projecting genuine warmth.
prefers vigorous discipline and expects swift obedience. Failure to obey the teacher usually results in detention or a trip to the principal's office. In this classroom, students need to follow directions and not ask why.
An authoritarian teacher...
places firm limits and controls on the students.
characterized by a lack of involvement, the environment is non-punitive, there are few demands on students, and there is a lot of freedom.
want students to like them and they want to be helpful, so they are warm and supportive but not very good at setting limits.
broadly encompasses methods of teaching that shift the focus of instruction from the teacher to the student.
Teachers encourage student-centered learning by...
allowing students to share in decisions and believing in their capacity to lead.
is a successful teaching strategy in which small teams, each with students of different levels of ability, use a variety of learning activities to improve their understanding of a subject.
An example of a cooperative learning strategy
Timed Pair Share
starts by posing questions, problems or scenarios—rather than simply presenting established facts or portraying a smooth path to knowledge.
The role of the teacher in inquiry-based learning is
During inquiry-based learning the teacher should...
guide students through questioning.