What is Learning Style?

 

'Learning style is the way in which each individual learner begins to concentrate on, process, absorb and retain new and difficult material.’ – Dr Rita Dunn


Peg_Board_1_1.jpgEach of us has different learning strengths – a combination of personal preferences that enable us to:
  •  Begin to concentrate
  •  Take in and new and difficult information
  •  Remain focused
  •  Understand and remember important information and ideas

When we are able to apply our strengths we become more efficient, more productive and more successful. We are much more likely to produce our best work.

Each of us is unique.


The Dunn and Dunn Learning Styles model illustrates a range of significant variables that may affect a person’s ability to concentrate and learn. Some variables are believed to be biologically imposed; others are more inclined to develop and change as we grow and mature.

The elements of the Dunn and Dunn model are grouped according to five key stimuli:
  •  Environmental – where we learn best
  •  Sociological – with whom we concentrate best
  •  Emotional – what motivates us to learn and influences our feelings about learning
  •  Physiological – when and how we physically engage most in learning
  •  Psychological – how we process and respond to information and ideas


Knowledge is power. Self-knowledge is powerful.


Students who recognise their learning strengths and limitations have an advantage over those who don’t. They know how to help themselves, and when and how to seek help.

Teachers and parents who recognise and respect individual difference have an advantage over those who don’t. They are motivated to find solutions instead of finding fault.

Employers who appreciate diversity have an advantage over those who don’t. They energise employees by liberating them from the one-size-fits-all mentality.

At ILSA, we don’t put people in boxes... Box 1.jpg

...but we do know how to release them!   Box 2.jpg


Your ILSA trainer will show you a wide range of practical ways to address individual learning styles in the classroom, the home or the workplace. Click here to view our training options.