Introduction to learning styles

A learner's individual learning style refers to the preferential way in which they absorb process and retain information. Learning styles depend on cognitive, emotional and environmental factors, as well as prior experiences. In other words, everyone is different and different modes of learning suite different learners. Learning styles are also termed ‘learning preferences’ or ‘learning strategies'.

How do you prefer to learn or process information? Taking the questionnaire below, you can discover your own learning styles and find out how they influence the way you understand and process information.


Watch the video below to get a first introduction to different learning styles learners can have and their corresponding characteristics. While watching the video, take your study notebook and answer the following question:

        Why is it important for teachers to identify learners' learning styles?


 (Reference: video 2)

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