LEARNING STYLES: Why are They So Important?


Learning Styles

Why are They So Important?

Scientific studies show that people take in or perceive information differently and process information differently. The way we view the world is how we perceive information. Some learners need to "see" things concretely (through our five senses) to understand information. Other learners can understand information abstractly (visually understand what cannot be seen).

Each child is created to be totally unique. There are no two alike, in appearance, personality or preferences.

This uniqueness is often apparent in how children learn. One child may learn best by reading many books while another may have to try everything that they see in books. A third child may learn best by listening to tapes and lectures. Most children have a combination of learning styles, but one style will be dominant.

Studies show that 70 percent of children do not learn well the way the schools teach— lecture/textbook/test — most students need more.

Even the Bible addresses our differences:

For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body.. For the body is not one member, but many.
1 Cor 12

There are a few very good reasons you should know your children’s learning styles:

* Most parents assume their children learn exactly like they do.
* Without knowing your children’s learning styles, you may choose a curriculum that doesn’t reach your children where they’re at.
* Determining learning styles aids parents in choosing curriculum, teaching methods and extracurricular activities.
* By understanding the different learning styles yourself, you can then help your children understand them too, which will help them relate to and communicate better with the various people in their life.

We'll cover questions like these and more, to help you determine your child's Learning Style, and probably discover your own:

1. What kind of explanations help this child learn new ideas, concepts, or skills?
2. How does the child read and spell?
3. How does the child write?
4. How does the child remember things?
5. How does this child solve problems?
6. How does this child respond to periods of inactivity?

To read more about Kym Wright, the teacher, visit her website: www.kymwright.com/about.htm



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Ten pages of
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10 pages of information
curriculum ideas, helpful
hints on teaching and
learning, plus questions to
ask to help determine
learning style.




Course Outline


Why Study Learning Styles


Preferences & Examples


The Senses


The Styles:

Visual Learners

Auditory Learners

Kinesthetic Learners


Many statistics, stories, personal anecdotes and more are shared in this very informative learning seminar.


It will change the way you view

your children

and how they learn!