Learning theories

What are learning styles?

A learning style is a preferential mode, through which a student likes to master learning, solve problems, thinks or simply react in a pedagogical situation.

The concept of learning style is used to describe individual differences in the way people learn. Each person has a unique way to absorb and process experiences and information. Consideration of learning styles has become increasingly important for individuals, parents, educators and organisations at large to understand what is the appropriate learning environment that fosters and honours individuals' differences. For example, research had indicated that particular learning environments seem better suited for particular learning content and learning preferences and that students perform better when the learning environment is consistent with their learning preferences.

Taken from How to be an e-tutor by Dr Richard Mobbs. Used with permission.

 

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