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Learning & Teaching Styles

learning style

An individual’s mode of gaining knowledge, esp. a preferred or best method. Example : Learning style is an individual’s unique approach to learning based on strengths, weaknesses, and preferences.

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teaching style

‘The term itself has no agreed definition but the more widely accepted definitions refer to it as a set of teaching tactics [Galton et al, 1980], instructional format [Siedentop, 1991]. In [Physical education] circles the definition of it is the general pattern created by using a particular set of strategies’.

[Teaching Styles in Physical Education and Mosston’s Spectrum], Teaching style - EduTech Wiki

Learning and teaching styles and methodology are interwoven. By understanding one, you can implement the most effective of the other. This maximises effectiveness of learning and greater satisfaction and achievement for staff and students.

This page looks at learning styles, learning methods and teaching methods & styles. Several learning styles are covered in some detail, while a wider range are noted.

For information on Learning Theories and theorists, go to this page.

Learning Styles

Multiple Intelligences

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Other Learning Styles

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Teaching Styles & Methods

Cooperative Learning

Inclusive Education & Classroom

Teaching Methods

  • The Guidelines
    One university’s guidelines for teaching appropriate to that level. It is indicative of what is, and should be, a set of guidelines for quality teaching. University of New South Wales.
  • Instructional Strategies Online
    Saskatchewan, Canada. ‘Instructional strategies determine the approach a teacher may take to achieve learning objectives. Five categories of instructional strategies and explanation of these five categories can be found within this site’. Found in alphabetical listings, category listings, or topics such as Concept Maps.
  • Learning Management Systems
    A series of blog entries about what these are and how they are used.
  • Teaching Methods
    Theories and methodologies.
  • Teaching Methods [1]
    Instructional methods with lists of advantages and disadvantages.
  • Teaching Methods [2]
    Articles, backgrounds on various methodologies.
  • Teaching Methods [3]
    ‘Each of the following links will take you to a description of each of the teaching methods’. Part of an education course designed to use these in developing effective lesson plans.
  • Teaching Methods [SERC]
    ‘Each pedagogic approach is described succinctly so you can quickly understand how the technique might be relevant to your teaching. Written by fellow educators, these descriptions include tips for effectively using each technique, related research on their impacts on learning, as well as a set of example activities’. There is a second, related page here, that comes from their Pedagogy in Action program.
  • Teaching Methods : Intute
    Articles, journals, databases, books, educational materials, organisations, mailing lists, research and resources.
  • Teaching Methods : Web Resources
    Methods, planning, lesson structures, assessments and more.

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General Sites & Portals

  • Guidelines on Learning
    “That Inform Teaching at UNSW”. ‘Designed to be used by staff in an active and supported way. They are presented as a Toolkit to help you to reflect on your teaching practice or review your courses and programs with the aim of enhancing student learning.’. While designed for tertiary level, they are worth visiting.
  • Learning Theory Evolves
    A blog site which works to analyse the present situation with regard to styles of learning and the various theories involved.
  • Learning, Performance and Training Definitions
  • Learning Style Inventory
    ‘To gain a better understanding of yourself as a learner, you need to evaluate the way you prefer to learn or process information. By doing so, you will be able to develop strategies which will enhance your learning potential. The following evaluation is a short, quick way of assessing your learning style’.
  • Moral Development and Moral Education : An Overview
    ‘Introduction to the main perspectives guiding current work on moral development and education’.
  • Opening All Options
    “Education - Teaching and Assessment Strategies”. Monash University. Working with people with learning disabilities in the tertiary sector.
  • The Teaching Effectiveness Program
    Series of workshops.
  • What is Your Learning Style ?
    ‘Learning styles refer to the ways you prefer to approach new information. Each of us learns and processes information in our own special ways, though we share some learning patterns, preferences, and approaches. Knowing your own style also can help you to realise that other people may approach the same situation in a different way from your own’. Basic test and other information as well.

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