Accommodating multiple learning styles
Not only will your training session be more interesting, your audience will probably learn better!Download our free e Book ‘How to Deliver Better Training 2013’ to read this blog post and more!Give your students guided notes to fill in the blanks and use visuals in your slides.Have your students reteach the information to their neighbor or a small group of people. Authorship/referencing Having developed the model over many years prior, David Kolb published his learning styles model in 1984.Accordingly - especially if you are working with young people - use systems and methods with care. In his publications - notably his 1984 book 'Experiential Learning: Experience As The Source Of Learning And Development' Kolb acknowledges the early work on experiential learning by others in the 1900's, including Rogers, Jung, and Piaget.
Various factors influence a person's preferred style: notably in his experiential learning theory model (ELT) Kolb defined three stages of a person's development, and suggests that our propensity to reconcile and successfully integrate the four different learning styles improves as we mature through our development stages.
Kolb says that ideally (and by inference not always) this process represents a learning cycle or spiral where the learner 'touches all the bases', ie., a cycle of experiencing, reflecting, thinking, and acting.
Immediate or concrete experiences lead to observations and reflections.
Characteristics Kinesthetic (also called Tactile) Learning is a learning style in which learning takes place by the student carrying out a physical activity, rather than listening to a lecture or watching a demonstration.
Characteristics Most likely you will have a good mix of all three learning styles in your class.