Learning & Teaching Styles
‘A learning style is a student’s consistent way of responding to and using stimuli in the context
of learning. ... Stewart and Felicetti  define learning styles as those “educational conditions under which a student
is most likely to learn”’..
‘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.
For information on Learning Theories and theorists, go to this page.
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.
- Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple
‘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 &
Interactive assessment, practical tips for you.
- Multiple Intelligences
Stresses that ‘the intelligences are equal in their importance’. Clear coverage of each.
- New !
Multiple Intelligences New Horizons
in Theory and Practice
- Tapping into Multiple
Concept to Classroom Workshop. Eight sections, each with four sub-sections - Explanation, Demonstration, Exploration, Implementation. Includes data and videos.
- Theory of Multiple Intelligences -
Multiple Intelligences, the theory behind it, Howard Gardner, more. Multiple videos.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- Myers & Briggs Foundation
Information about the assessment, more.
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator -
Multiple videos covering all aspects.
- Myers-Briggs - Working out Your Type
Other Learning Styles
- Do Learning Styles Exist ?
Interesting article with extensive references.
- Introduction to Learning Styles
Overview, bibliography [book recommendations], links.
- Kolb’s Learning Styles and Experiential
‘Kolb’s experiential learning theory works on two levels: a four stage cycle of learning and four separate learning styles. Much of Kolb’s theory is concerned with the learner’s internal cognitive processes’.
- Learning Styles
‘Resources for a model of learning styles generally referred to as the Felder-Silverman model’. Also has an Index of Learning Styles including an online Questionnaire.
- Learning Styles [emtech]
Listing of links to style information, articles, tools and instruments.
- Learning Styles - From The Known To The Unknown
Information around a number of major themes.
Select from the 30+options available.
- Learning Styles Resource
Styles, Learning Style Inventory.
- Learning Styles - Topic
Multiple videos of varying lengths, both general and specific topics.
- New !
Read the article, learn about multiple theories, more.
- Learning Styles [Wikipedia]
Multiple models, Assessment Methods. Criticism, Learning styles in the classroom, references, links.
- Overview of Learning Styles
7 learning styles and background to the concept. Links access further information on each style.
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Pedagogy Focus : Teaching Styles
‘In our Pedagogy Focus series we explore the various Teaching Styles and the differences between them’.
- The Learning-Thinking Styles
1997. ‘A study to examine the validity of the Learning-Thinking Style Inventory and to investigate the learning and thinking styles of college students’. ERIC.
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VARK - A Guide to Learning Styles
‘A questionnaire that helps your learning by suggesting the strategies you should be using’. This section is free.
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What is my Learning Style ?
‘Since we all learn in different ways, the best study techniques vary from person to person. In order to study effectively, you must understand your personal learning style and which study approach works the best for you’.
- What is Your Learning Style ?
Questionnaire. Overview, instructions.
- 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
‘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
‘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’.
Teaching Styles & Methods
- 20 Collaborative
Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers
‘What are some ways to include best practices for collaborative learning in your classroom?’.
- Benefits of Collaborative
‘This review article outlines benefits of learning in collaboration style, begins with the concept of the term and continues with the advantages created by collaborative methods. This paper sets out major benefits of collaborative learning into four categories of; social, psychological, academic, and assessment benefits’. PDF format available.
- Collaborative Learning [Edutopia]
‘Working together to solve problems and complete projects deepens students’ learning and builds collaborative skills. Learn how to design activities to help develop these skills’.
Learning [Centre for Teaching Innovation]
‘Research shows that educational experiences that are active, social, contextual, engaging, and student-owned lead to deeper learning. The benefits of collaborative learning’ has many of these factors.
- Collaborative learning vs.
Cooperative learning: what&s the difference ?
Overview, similarities, differences, benefits of each.
- Benefits of Cooperative
Also has links to further information.
- Cooperative and Collaborative
‘How this technique for using small, cooperative groups in education can help improve learning in your class. Proceed from Concept To Classroom as you begin to apply new ideas to your lessons’.
- Cooperative & Collaborative Learning
First part of a series of articles on group learning.
- Cooperative Learning
PublicSchoolReview.com. Information with detailed activities.
- Cooperative Learning : An Overview
‘You may use the quick links to go directly to what interests you on this page. You may also scroll down the page manually if you choose to do so’.
- Cooperative Learning : Response to Diversity
- Cooperative Learning -
Multiple videos. From what it is to using it in the classroom.
- Ted’s Cooperative Learning
- The Best
Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas
Larry Ferlazzo. Extensive, annotated listing.
Difference in Cooperative Learning & Collaborative Learning
Summary of this. Text and graphic.
- What is Cooperative Learning
First part of a multi-sections site on the topic. Carleton College.
- What is Cooperative Learning
Overview, links to books, recent publications, blog and videos.
Inclusive Education & Classroom
- Facilitated Communication
overview, specific aspects, training.
- Including Students with Disabilities
Enter the term into the Search Box and gain appropriate results.
- Inclusion [Education]
Classification, alternatives, legal issues, frequency of use, necessary resources, common practices, collaboration, selection of students for inclusion, relationship to progressive education, arguments for full inclusion, positive effects, criticism, social and cultural inclusion, references, links. Wikipedia.
- Inclusion in Education
: Towards Equality for Students with Disability
2013, Children with Disability, Australia report. Auto download.
- Inclusion &
Multiple videos of varying length and specific aspects. Includes videos on strategies.
- Inclusive Education
Short video. Links to related videos.
- Inclusive Education
- Teacher Collaboration
Enter the term into the Search Box and gain the appropriate results.
- Inclusive Education and its
‘Inclusive education is about looking at the ways our schools, classrooms, programs and lessons are designed so that all children can participate and learn. Inclusion is also about finding different ways of teaching so that classrooms actively involve all children’. Canada.
- Inclusive Education - What Does the Research Say ?
Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education. Information, description, links to research documents.
We Learn Better : Inclusive Schools Benefit All Children
‘Effective models of inclusive education not only benefit students with disabilities, but also create an environment in which every student, including those who do not have disabilities, has the opportunity to flourish. Here are some ways in which inclusive educational practices build a school’s capacity to educate all learners effectively’.
- Classroom Management
Teachervision. ‘Find our best classroom management resources, from room set-up advice to behaviour 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 Methods [Teach.com]
‘The term teaching method refers to the general principles, pedagogy and management strategies used for classroom instruction’. Multiple sections and explanations.
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Teaching Methods and Strategies
: The Complete Guide
Article covering a wide range of methods with further links to individual methods.
- Teaching Methods
Links. Scootle, Australia.
- 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.
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10 Principles of Effective
‘To identify the true principles of effective teaching, you need to explore what it is that our most successful teachers do. There is a wealth of information available on the practices and factors that have a high impact on student achievement. After exploring these practices and factors, ten principles of effective teaching emerged. Here are the ten principles of effective teaching in plain English ’.
- Aboriginal Engagement
UniSA. Includes link to the Horizon 2020 program.
- Glossary of Instructional Strategies
Extensive, alphabetical listing with brief descriptors.
- Models of Teaching
Concepts : Information Processing model, Behavioural model, Social model, Personal model.
- Models of Teaching/Instruction
- Teaching Styles
Center for Teaching Excellence, University of South Carolina, USA. ‘Your teaching style reflects on what you value in education, what methods you believe are effective and how your students learn your subject best’.
- Teaching Styles in Physical
Free PDF book. Includes “Mosston’s Spectrum”. A related article, Accommodating students’ learning styles in physical education is found at the publisher’s site. Subscribe or use a different venue for access.
General Sites & Portals
- Learning, Performance and Training Definitions
- Moral Development and Moral Education : An Overview
‘Introduction to the main perspectives guiding current work on moral development and education’.
- Opening All Options II
“Education - Teaching and Assessment Strategies”. Monash University.
- The Teaching Effectiveness Program
Series of workshops.
- Introduction to Learning Styles and Preferences
‘Introduces the basics of learning styles and preferences and invites students to complete a comprehensive learning styles and preferences survey’. [5:39]
- Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory & How to Use It
‘Gonzaga University Communications & Leadership Masters Program’. [8:30]
- Learning Styles Don’t Exist
‘Professor Daniel Willingham describes research showing that learning styles are a myth’. [6:55]
- Learning Styles of the Net Generation
‘A presentation about Net Generation learning styles’. [9:06]
- Learning Styles - Personalised
‘Provides a quick overview of learning styles along with a link to see an example of a personalised education school’. [9:33]
- Teaching Strategies - Learning
‘Teaching strategies on effectively reaching kinaesthetic, visual, and auditory learning styles’. [4:26]