Who Needs Learning Styles?

Students and workers of all ages enjoy and benefit from learning-style training. Regardless of whether we prefer structure or choice, traditional or creative applications, or formal or informal working environments, learning-style approaches help us to produce our best work in the classroom or workplace.

Learning-style strategies are most important for learners who:

  • jm_term_2_2009_Te_Manawa_005.jpgare being introduced to new or relatively unfamiliar content
  • are studying challenging/difficult information
  • have previously underachieved with one-size-fits-all strategies
  • lack confidence
  • require learning support, especially in spelling, reading or mathematics
  • are striving to master a foreign language or second language

Teachers reap the benefits too. Learning-style approaches help to overcome a mismatch of teaching and learning styles, improve rapport, and develop an inclusive culture in the classroom. Differentiation is achieved without creating a significant extra workload for teachers or students. Discipline improves and children are happier.

Parents love learning styles. Children become more independent, and homework ceases to be a battleground!

Click here to find out how ILSA can help you, your staff or your students to identify and address individual learning-style strengths and preferences.