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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.

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

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Other Learning Styles

Transformational/Transformative Learning

  • A Critical Reflection …
    “On Transformational Learning Practice”. 2005, Cecilia Andrews [ADFA]. ‘Reviews and synthesises elements of contemporary thinking in the student-centred paradigm of higher education and learning under the banner of Transformational Learning’.
  • Scaffolding for a Transformative Learning Experience
    2006. Document as part of “The Colloquia Philosophy”.
  • Transformative Learning
    Multi-section site. Introduction, definition, ten phases, overviews, survey, technology impacts, role & skills, resources, more.
  • Transformative Learning Theory
    ‘An adult education based theory that suggests ways in which adults make meaning of their lives’. One section covers Core Principles. 9 other sections are available

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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. Indicative of what is, and should be, a set of guidelines for quality teaching. UNSW.
  • Instructional Strategies Online
    Saskatchewan, Canada. ‘Determines 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, strategies & methods, or Concept Maps.
  • Teaching Methods
    Theories and methodologies.
  • Teaching Methods
    Instructional methods with advantages and disadvantages.
  • Teaching Methods Resources
    Links. Range from theory and planning to subject areas.
  • Teaching Methods [SERC]
    ‘Each pedagogic approach is described succinctly so you can quickly understand how the technique might be relevant to your teaching. 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 page [from their Pedagogy in Action program].
  • Teaching Methods : Intute
    Articles, journals, databases, books, educational materials, organisations, mailing lists, research, resources.
  • Teaching Method - Topic
    Theories, methods, modelling, innovation, more. Multiple videos.

Teaching Styles

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Other Information

General Sites & Portals


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