Course 7: Learning Styles

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Learning Styles

Course 7: Learning Styles


Learning Styles B: Develop outcomes, assessments, and curriculum

Key Activity:

B2: Create, evaluate and modify curriculum

Skill Standard:

D: Provide student instruction

Key Activities:

D2: Provide individual and group instruction D3: Initiate, develop, and implement student assessments

Skill Standard:

E: Provide support and guidance to students

Key Activity:

E1: Respond to student needs

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The receiving and processing of information varies among learners. Individuals have their own preferred method of learning, a wide range of intelligences, and attitudes about learning and the environment in which the learning occurs. Each of these areas of learner individuality plays a significant role in instructional outcomes. In this course, professional-technical instructors will be introduced to the theories of learning styles, multiple intelligences, learning types and environmental affects on learning. Instructorlearners will identify their own learning attitudes, environment preferences, learning styles and intelligences and begin to identify the learning profiles of their students. This course will facilitate instructors to create learning environments that are most conducive to optimal learning and to implement teaching/learning strategies that engage a variety of learning styles for instructional success.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: The instructor-learner will: • • •

Recognize the diversity of intelligences and learning styles, modeling a positive learning attitude, while respecting and encouraging successful learning communities. Create learning environments that are conducive to optimal learning and implement learning strategies that engage a variety of learning styles for instructional success. Demonstrate sensitivity to individual learning needs and the learning environment and show flexibility and spontaneity in meeting the needs of diverse learning styles.


Assess their own learning styles, learning attitudes, intelligences and learning environment preferences and how these impact their personal teaching style. Ascertain the learning styles, intelligences and preferences of students in their classes to modify instruction. Design a clear, concise lesson plan that successfully demonstrates use of the four different learning styles and multiple intelligences theories. Develop specific activities that facilitate students and others to support and respect individual differences in learning styles and intelligences. Design a learning environment that engages diverse learners and fosters a positive

Skill Standard:



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The learning environment is optimized for successful and enjoyable learning experi