Learning Styles Personality Types

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					    Learning Styles/
    Personality Types
Florida and the Islands Comprehensive Center




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   Brain research confirms
  what experienced teachers
    have always known:
• No two children are alike
• No two children learn in the identical
  way
• An enriched environment for one
  student is not necessarily enriched
  for another
• In the classroom we should teach
  children to think for themselves
                       Marian Diamond      2
    Why should I care about
       learning styles?
• The way a child learns affects his/her
  entire personality and development.
• Understanding learning styles will
  help teachers and students to better
  communicate.
• Understanding learning styles will
  help teachers to differentiate
  instruction.
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    What is a learning style?

• A learning style is…
  – a way to take in and process
    information
  – a preference that gets stronger the
    more it is used
  – the way the mind operates
  – the way we learn!


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     Sensing Thinking Learner
               (ST)
• Likes:
  – Immediate responses and feedback
  – Details and sequential order
  – Hands-on activities with a specific,
    correct answer
  – Clear, concise, step-by-step directions
  – Knowing exact expectations; why
    something has to be done, and how
    well it is to be done
  – Drill and practice                   9
      Intuitive Thinking Learner
                 (NT)
• Likes:
  – Planning and organizing before working
  – Working independently
  – Analyzing and examining pros and cons
  – Arguing and debating
  – Thinking about ideas and how they are
    related
  – Finding/designing a new way to do
    something
  – Logical and strategic games        10
      Intuitive Feeling Learner
                 (NF)
• Likes:
  – Learning without time constraints
  – Praise for personal ideas and insights
  – Using creativity and imagination
  – Open-ended activities with many
    possibilities
  – Working on many things at once
  – Self-expression and self-discovery
  – Creative and artistic activities      11
       Sensing Feeling Learner
                (SF)
• Likes:
  – Getting personal attention and praise
  – Sharing feelings and experiences
  – Working in groups/being part of a team
  – Having someone show how to do something
  – Role-playing and personal expression
  – Non-competitive games where no one loses
  – Interpersonal activities; opportunities to
    learn about himself/herself

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What is your learning style?

    Sensing Thinking (ST)

   Intuitive Thinking (NT)

    Intuitive Feeling (NF)

    Sensing Feeling (SF)
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           Questions:
• Sensing Thinking (ST): WHAT?

• Intuitive Thinking (NT): WHY?

• Intuitive Feeling (NF): WHAT IF?

• Sensing Feeling (SF): WHAT DOES IT
                        MEAN TO ME?

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             In A Nutshell…
• No one learning style is better than another.
• We all have characteristics of each learning
    style; some characteristics are just stronger
    than others.
•   Learning about each style will help us to
    better understand and communicate with
    our students.
•   Knowing about each learning style will help
    teachers to better understand how students
    learn and how to differentiate instruction.
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