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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 - Weebly

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

  • Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences
    ‘We believe that the integration of learning styles and multiple intelligence theory may minimise t heir respective limitations and enhance their strengths, and we provide some practical suggestions for teachers to successfully integrate and apply learning styles and multiple intelligence theory in the classroom’.
  • I Think … Therefore … MI !
    Multiple Intelligences in Education, Sections cover criteria, overview, profiles, domains, MI links, Brain links, unit templates, MI and instruction, lesson templates, PDF file of suggested software.
    Well presented !
  • Learning Styles & Multiple Intelligences
    Interactive assessment, practical tips for you.
  • Multiple Intelligences
    Stresses that ‘the intelligences are equal in their importance’. Clear coverage of each.
  • New Horizons for Learning : Multiple Intelligences
    Provides a number of articles, recommended reading in the area, related links and some, limited additional material. It provides a possible starting point for considering this topic.
  • Tapping into Multiple Intelligences
    Concept to Classroom Workshop. Eight sections, each with four sub-sections - Explanation, Demonstration, Exploration, Implementation. Includes data and videos.
  • Theory of Multiple Intelligences - Topic
    Multiple Intelligences, the theory behind it, Howard Gardner, more. Multiple videos.

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 [Jack Mezirow]
    ‘Transformative Learning theory is focused on adult learning, particularly in the context of post-secondary education’.
  • Transformative Learning [Wikipedia]
    Mezirow and transformative learning; Other perspectives; transformative learning in practice; references.
  • Transformative Learning Theory - An Overview
    ‘Provides a brief overview of transformative learning theory from the perspective of Jack Mezirow. Also discussed are the conditions that need to be present, from his perspective, to foster transformative learning’.

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Teaching Styles & Methods

Cooperative Learning

Inclusive Education & Classroom

Teaching Methods

  • Classroom Management
    Teachervision. ‘Find our best classroom management resources, from room set-up advice to behavior modification articles to effective teaching methods. Whether you’re a new teacher or a seasoned veteran, there’s something for all grade levels, K-12’.
  • 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.
  • Teaching Methods
    Instructional methods with advantages and disadvantages.
  • Teaching Methodologies
    Multiple sections, many with links. Learning methodologies, learning disvabilities, summary. Flinders University.
  • Teaching Methods []
    ‘The term teaching method refers to the general principles, pedagogy and management strategies used for classroom instruction’. Multiple sections and explanations.
  • 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’.
  • 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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