He told us that the parent was quite correct, and that he had failed to account for different learning styles. He went on to say that only the grade from then on would count, for that reason, since he felt it was unfair if he left out any of the students. This is how I try to teach my own adult students, both men and women. In this paper I will describe ten of my teaching strategies developed for this purpose.
All of these now have different names. According to the researchers who theorized the latest research on them, but they basically represent the major methods for learning. All learner use a combination of them all, with the exception of learners who are lacking the use of one or more physical senses. However, each learner learns more from one of these than the others. So the teacher who taught math using diagram was only addressing the visual learning style, and the students who favoured other learning styles were being left out.
This diagram is the most useful for me when I am designing lessons, as it encompasses Kolb`s ideas very well, and includes all five of the methods I mentioned above. However, it adds another dimension, that of procedure and interaction. So try to design each lesson so that it include opportunities to include all of this learning activity and all five learning styles.
I do not always introduce the lesson in the same way, as each lesson requires something different to best communicate it content. However, at some time I present it in both visual and auditory fashion. Then I provide a way for the students to discuss the material before giving them an opportunity to apply the learning in some activity. For every lesson I provide notes, though I do not always hand them out at the beginning. Some students take notes, while others just listen. All the students join in the discussion sessions and the hands on activities. Assessment follows using much the same pattern. I require the students to discuss the outcome, write something