Dictionary.com‘s 21st century lexicon defines learning style as an individual’s mode of gaining knowledge, esp. a preferred or best method.
What’s your learning style? Have you taken a learning styles inventory lately? Individual learning styles may change over time as the learner becomes acclimated to doing things in different ways through life experiences.
Teachers are responsible for meeting the needs of a variety of learners – all having a variety of learning styles. Often, teachers teach the way they learn. This may not however, be in the best interest of every learner. Having a good understanding of learning styles can guide planning for successful differentiated instruction.
There are many learning style assessment sites that will help you discover your style of learning and teaching. Curious? Check out…
learning style. (n.d.). Dictionary.com’s 21st Century Lexicon. Retrieved July 11, 2012, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/learning style