Learning Style: Learning Styles, A Conceptual Framework

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Learning styles; a Conceptual framework
Abstract
Learning style is a preferred way of thinking, processing and understanding information. Each person prefers a pattern of thought and behaviour that influences his or her learning process. Most teachers are chronological, stalemate presenters but the majority of their students do not learn in this way. Keeping this in mind it is essential to alter the teaching strategies to meet the needs of all the students. Learning is the process of gaining knowledge and it is an active process, which may be useful in life situations. People learn in different ways. An individual’s learning style will affect the way in which information is processed which will have an effect on the learning effectiveness and efficiency. Individual learning style differs Based on the high v/s low academic achievement, individual learning style differs. Rita and Ken Dunn describe Learning style as individual’s personal reactions to each of the 21 elements when concentrating on new and difficult academic knowledge or skills. Honey and Mumford suggest that we need to be able to adopt one of the four different styles in order to complete any given learning task satisfactorily. The four styles described in the Honey -Mumford model are: Activist, Reflector, Theorist, and Pragmatist. Kolb’s theory comprises four basic types of learning styles. i.e. Converging, diverging, assimilating, and accommodating. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) system is a means of

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