Tertiary teaching in New Zealand/Educational culture in New Zealand/How do people learn?/Learning styles
|Tertiary teaching in New Zealand|
|Unit 2: Education culture in New Zealand|
|How do people learn?||Objectives | Behaviourism | Cognitivism | Constructivism | Learning styles | Summary|
Learning stylesWhilst the previous sections give us a general overview of how we people learn, it is important to remember that each learner is different. We all have our own preferences when it comesVARK – guide to learning styles. Neil Fleming has developed a tool to explore learning preferences that considers these in terms of the following modes of learning
Although they may have a preference, students will often utilise a variety of learning styles to enable their learning.
From a teaching perspective it is useful to be aware to students learning styles and make an effort to cater to a variety of these through using mixed teaching methods thus if teaching large numbers of students there is a greater opportunity to appeal to a wider range of learning styles.
If working with smaller numbers of students there is more opportunity to design teaching methods to better suit the needs of the smaller group.