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Learning styles

Objectives

A significant challenge for curriculum leadership is to support teachers as they accommodate a diversity of learners, while ensuring accountability for outcomes.
The purpose of this activity is to encourage participants to reflect on their preferred learning style and strengths, and then discuss with others how they might cater for differences within their classroom when teaching the Australian Curriculum.

 

Activity

  1. Direct participants to undertake the Learning styles questionnaire www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.htmlExternal Link on the North Carolina State University website www.ncsu.eduExternal Link
  2. Print the results.
  3. Using the Learning styles index www.mindtools.com/mnemlsty.htmlExternal Link evaluate your results and analyse those areas that are 'out of balance'.
  4. Break into pairs and carry out a Think pair share (PDF, 151KB) activity using the resource sheet provided.
    a.    How would you improve learning in these areas for yourself or others?
  5. An alternative activity is to undertake the Gardner's multiple intelligences quiz www.literacyworks.org/mi/assessment/findyourstrengths.htmlExternal Link available on the Literacy works website www.literacyworks.orgExternal Link, and then undertake the Think pair share (PDF, 151KB) activity.
  6. Practise including alternative learning styles within your teaching.

Resources


This project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

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