The Importance Of Learning Styles

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2.3 Learning Styles

Learning style is which way a person tends to process the new information, integrates and comprehends it (Baldwin, n.d). For instance, learning style refers to the category of communication preference and how a person prefers to take in and give out information (Anum Sidhu, n.d). The importance of our style of learning is if accommodated can result in improved attitudes towards learning and an increase in academic achievement, productivity, and creativity (Bates, Leary, 2001). Clearly, everyone has his own learning style. However, a person 's learning style is usually not limited to only one style, but rather, is some combination of them. In fact, there are many factors affecting the learning process of any person, some of them are the personality, family, culture, environment, temperament and heredity (Baldwin, n.d). In addition, there are many different learning style models or taxonomies. According to Coffield, Moseley, Hall & Ecclestone (2004), there may be as many as 71 currently in use. For example, Kolb 's learning Styles, Honey and Mumford 's learning Styles, VARK 's Learning Styles and Felder and Silverman 's Learning Styles.

2.3.1 Deaf and Learning Styles

Certainly, deaf students need a different approach than hearing students. Ibrahim, Alias & Nordin (2016) said that "deaf students experienced learning difficulties due to the mismatch of methods used by teachers and learning styles of student ". Hence, to ensure that students are

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