Learning Unit 3 - Learning and
Teaching Preferences ~ Making the Match
Different Strokes for Different
That line may have first been sung
by Sly Stone, but it is a perfect description for the adult learner.
Each student in your class has his/her own unique learning style.
Do you know the learning style of each of your students? If the
answer is yes, good for you. You have one of the most important
pieces of information you need to help your student increase his/her
performance in your class. If you don't know each student's learning
style, it is time that you did.
There are many different learning style
inventories that can be used in the ABE classroom. Most take only
a few minutes to administer and can yield lots of information that
you can use to help your students. In Learning Unit 2, you learned
about learning styles from the perspective of how students perceive
(concrete or abstract) and process (reflective or active).
There is another part of the puzzle
when it comes to learning styles. This involves the way information
is delivered to the student. In this section, you will have an opportunity
to review a learning style inventory that will help not only you
but your students improve performance in the classroom as well as