ILSA is proud to belong to the International Learning Styles Network
Changing the World One Style at a Time
The following information has been provided courtesy of the International Learning Styles Network. Please visit the ILSN website for further information.
Who is the International Learning Styles Network (ILSN)?
The International Learning Style Network
(ILSN) is a worldwide professional organization comprised of twenty-six affiliated centres that are dedicated to education and to the development and expansion in everyday practice of the theoretical foundations of the Dunn and Dunn Learning Styles Model
. Our efforts centre on the enhancement of strengths-centred learning through research-based learning-style processes and strategies in P-20 (pre-kindergarten through post secondary) settings, higher education, and workplace learning environments.
Please read an endorsement of ILSA from Susan Rundle, Director of the ILSN
ILSN Mission Statement
The ILSN embraces a philosophy in which learning style forms the cornerstone and heart of education thereby permitting persons of all ages to realize their full potential. Through this commitment to learning styles, we believe everyone can learn regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, and socio-economic status. Teaching, learning, and working through valuing learning-style strengths unlocks the hearts and minds of all learners through respectful interactions; as a result, building bridges toward the realization of one humanity sharing and enriching one earth through the celebration of individual differences.
ILSN Vision Statement
The ILSN is a network acknowledged for its achievement toward strengthening and disseminating existing learning-style research and best practices, while at the same time, making our work known around the globe. In addition, the ILSN is recognized for its inspiring institutes, seminars, publications, and online activities promoting learning through learning styles. The network’s future includes developing and expanding the theoretical framework of the Dunn and Dunn Model
to incorporate information and communication technology (ICT).
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ILSN Belief Statements
1. Each person is unique, can learn, and has an individual learning or working style. Learning style is a complex construct, about which our understanding is still evolving and expanding.
2. It is important to understand, acknowledge, respect, and respond to styles in lifelong learning and working environments.
3. Learning style is a function of heredity and environment, and each person’s strengths develop throughout life. When properly understood, one’s style provides choices and opportunities for enhancing performance.
4. Teaching and managing people through their learning-style strengths improves their achievement or performance, self-esteem, and attitudes toward learning and working.
5. Learning style is a combination of cognitive, affective, environmental, and physiological responses that characterize how each person understands, learns, and works.
6. Individual information processing is fundamental to a learning style and may be strengthened over time.
7. Individuals are empowered by knowledge of their own and others’ learning and working styles, and are entitled to respect for, and appropriate response to, their learning and working style.
8. Effective curriculum, instruction, counselling, training, supervision, and leadership are learning-style based, personalized to recognize and honour diversity, and continuously monitored and evaluated.
9. A viable learning-style model must be grounded in theory and research, subject to ongoing review and evaluation, and modified to reflect the developing knowledge base. We hold that the Dunn and Dunn model
represents an exemplary model based on these expectations.
10. Implementation of learning-style practices must adhere to accepted standards of professional ethics and practice.
Please visit the International Learning Styles Network at www.learningstyles.net