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Learning & Teaching Styles

Instructors need to learn about student learning styles in order to understand how to reach and engage all of their students.  An understanding of how learning styles and teaching styles interact is essential.  The sites below are excellent resources to find out about learning styles and also to find inventories that assess learning styles. You can add your comments and recommendations concerning these materials by simply clicking on the “Write a comment” link that is on the right side of the webpage containing a full description of the material.

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Student Learning Styles and Their Implications for Teaching

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching, University of Michigan

This article from the University of Michigan researchers suggests that all faculty members need an understanding of learning styles in order to teach.

Learning Styles & Preferences

Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University

This site provides information about learning styles, models of learning styles, multiple intelligences, etc.

Learning Styles

Richard Felder, North Carolina State University

This includes links to articles on the Felder-Silverman Learning Style model, other models, and an Index of Learning Styles to assess learning preferences.

Learning Styles

Center for Teaching Effectiveness, University of Delaware.

This site provides links to a number of tests to determine learning style.  Those include:  Grasha-Riechmann Surveys (teaching and learning), Keirsey Temperament Sorter, Index of Learning Styles, Meyers-Briggs Inventory, and VARK (Visual, Audio, Reading, Kinesiology)Preferences.

Learning Styles: Fact and Fiction

Derek Bruff, Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University

In his blog, Bruff discusses some controversial issues about learning styles.