About This Chapter
Learning Style Models- Chapter Summary
Being a teacher requires you to keep learning and reviewing different techniques and information to make sure you are the best educator you can be. Reviewing these lessons can help you learn how to apply these models to your classroom. The lessons cover the following material:
- Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
- Kolb's experiential learning theory
- Felder-Silverman model
- Grasha-Riechmann model
- Grasha's clustered teaching styles
Our brief lessons are led by professional educators in an informative and comprehensive manner and are designed specifically for teachers to help you instruct your students as effectively as possible. Additionally, the resources in this chapter are available to study wherever and whenever it is convenient for you.
How It Helps
- Alter teaching strategies: By using the models presented in this chapter, you can alter your teaching strategies to ultimately benefit the children in your classroom.
- Apply learning strategies: After knowing what the different learning styles are, learn how to specifically apply them to your classroom through different models.
- Identify models: Learn specific information about each learning model and find the model that works the best in your classroom.
Upon completion of the lessons in this chapter, you will be able to effectively:
- Recall the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and how this model can alter teaching strategies
- Apply Kolb's experiential learning theory to your classroom through four different cycles
- Review the advantages of using the Felder-Silverman learning styles model
- Use the Grasha-Riechmann model to make a connection between different learning styles and teaching techniques
1. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Personality Framework: Strengths & Weaknesses
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality framework is a theory of personality types that helps managers with job placement, conflict management, team building and career development.
2. Adapting Instruction to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Learning Styles
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator can give insight into four pairs of personality preferences. Take a brief look at how you can accommodate these styles when you are serving students with a mix of personality types.
3. David Kolb: Learning Style & Experiential Learning Theory
In this lesson, learn about David Kolb's Experiential Learning Theory, which proposed a 4-stage cycle of learning. Discover Kolb's four proposed learning styles that classify learners by their preferred level of abstract thinking and desire for hands-on experience.
4. The Felder-Silverman Learning Styles Model
Do you consider the individual learning styles of students in your teaching? This lesson will explain the Felder-Silverman learning styles model and will end with a short quiz to test what you have learned.
5. The Grasha-Riechmann Learning Styles Model
Understanding individual learning styles is important for effective teaching. This lesson will explore the Grasha-Riechmann learning styles model. We will end with a short quiz.
6. Grasha's Four Basic Clusters
What is your teaching style? Does it bring out the best in your students? This lesson will explore the four clusters of teaching styles in Grasha's model. We will end with a short quiz.
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