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Scholars Day 2005, Wednesday, April 13

Learning Styles and the Diverse Learner

When learning styles are taken into account, does this result in a boost or change in academic achievement? Learning style theory emphasize the different ways people think and feel as they solve problems, create, interact, and are concerned with differences in the process of learning. Learning theorist generally agree that curriculum and instructional strategies should be adapted to affect individual differences in learning styles. When individual learning styles are identified and teaching styles are modified to those identified learning styles there can be an increase in academic achievement and an improved attitude towards learning. Most theorist maintains that uniform teaching practices will invariably deny many students success in the classroom. It is suggested if curriculum is learned differently by individuals, it should be taught differently to individuals. Identifying a studentís learning style provides the means in which improved academic achievement may be accomplished.

Presenter: Mark Primus (Faculty)
Topic: Education and Human Development
Location: 316 MetroCenter
Time: 6:15 pm (Session VI)