It is important to note that most everyone learns in multiple ways, and therefore creating learning environments that present informations in various ways to reach all learner types is essential.
Active Learning should not be thought of as a replacement for other modes of presentation, but instead, it is a way to compliment what is already being done in our classrooms to help the various learner types retain, analyze, and apply information, ultimately becoming creators of knowledge.
The following information is a brief overview from North Carolina State University’s Richard M. Felder and Barbara A. Soloman’s Learning Styles and Strategies.
ACTIVE AND REFLECTIVE LEARNERS
SENSING AND INTUITIVE LEARNERS
VISUAL AND VERBAL LEARNERS
SEQUENTIAL AND GLOBAL LEARNERS
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