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Last week Lauren did a brief discussion of the various learning styles. We brainstormed on ones we had heard of and came up with visual, auditory, kinesthetic, verbal, etc. We had all done the Index of Learning Styles questionnaire from NCSU available at http://www.engr.ncsu.edu/learningstyles/ilsweb.html
I drew up the continuums on the board and had everyone come up and mark where they fell on them. The ranges were:
- Active — Reflective;
- Sensing — Intuitive;
- Visual — Verbal;
- Sequential — Global;
Here’s how we came out on these:
I think it’s interesting to see how we cluster in some areas and spread out more in others. I think our best discussion came out of how our own learning styles can impact how we teach our material.