Accommodating multiple learning styles

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Kolb says that ideally (and by inference not always) this process represents a learning cycle or spiral where the learner 'touches all the bases', ie., a cycle of experiencing, reflecting, thinking, and acting.Immediate or concrete experiences lead to observations and reflections. Despite this, (and this is my personal view, not the view of the 'anti-Learning Styles lobby'), many teachers and educators continue to find value and benefit by using Learning Styles theory in one way or another, and as often applies in such situations, there is likely to be usage which is appropriate, and other usage which is not.

That said, Learning Styles theories such as Kolb's model and VAK are included on this website for very broad purposes; these materials form a part of a much bigger range of concepts and other content concerning personality, self-awareness, self-development, and the development of mutual understanding and teams, etc., especially for the use in adult careers, work, business, management, human resources, and commercial training.

There are three main types of learning styles – visual, auditory and kinesthetic.

It’s important to know how to recognise students’ learning styles and know how to teach each type.

We’ve broken each learning style down into: Auditory learning is a learning style in which a person learns through listening.

Auditory learners need to hear what is being said in order to understand and may have difficulty with written instructions.

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