Different Learning Styles
Individuals learn best in many different ways, sometimes using a variety of learning styles. A learning style is the more or less consistent way in which a person perceives, conceptualises, organises and recalls information.
Learning styles are important because:
- People learn better, more quickly and more enjoyably if the teaching methods used match their preferred learning styles.
- As learning improves, so does self-esteem. This has a positive effect on learning.
- People who are negative about learning may become interested again.
- A range of learning styles ensures that every one enjoys the events or programme.
There are various learning styles. Some of the classification systems that have been developed are listed below – for more information click on them:
- VAKT Learning Model
- Case Study: Portraits Workshop at Bolton Museum and Art Gallery
- Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument
- Multiple Intelligences
- Learning Styles Inventory
- Honey and Mumford Learning Styles
- Object-based Learning