Learning styles are the different ways that students go about learning. The term refers to preferences in regard to environmental or personal factors that might affect student learning. Carol-Ann Tomlinson, 2001
When we think about different learning styles we usually think about visual, auditory or kinesthetic learners. We might also talk about whether someone approaches learning in an analytical or more creative fashion.
Keeping in mind that the same student may learn differently in different learning contexts, observation and conversation are often the simplest ways to discover how your students approach learning.
When looking at learning style it is important to remember that students learn differently in different contexts.
(adapted from Tomlinson)
Older elementary students can complete a Learning Styles survey such as the one found here.
Check out this fun website called Faces of Learning.
What’s your Learning Syle is another interactive website that can help students become more aware of their learning strengths.
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