LEARNING STYLES LESSON PLAN
- One copy per student of the comprehension passage and questionnaire worksheet (see below for
Teachers may either print out
the lesson and have students
read it themselves, or use it for your own lesson.
Introduce the topic by explaining that we do not all learn in the same way. Have the students read the comprehension passage. Give them the questionnaire.
Ask the students to total their numbers of a)s b)s and c)s. Explain that if they have mainly a)s, they are predominantly visual learners; if they have mainly b)s, they are aural learners and if they have mainly c)s, they are kinesthetic learners. Explain that, in general, 46 percent of people have visual learning preferences, 35 percent have kinesthetic learning preferences, and 19 percent have auditory learning preferences. See if these ratios are confirmed in the class.
Learning is a complex activity in which we receive, process, and internalize new information, but it is generally believed that each of us has a preferred learning style. We tend towards visual learning, aural learning (listening) or kinesthetic (physical/bodily/active). The overall learning style we favor depends very much on which part or parts of the brain we use predominately when processing data.
The brain can be divided into four quadrants:
Lesson Printable Materials -
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exercise worksheets for
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