Learning Styles – what do they mean?

In Friday’s assembly we shared the learning styles with the parents and carers who were able to join us. There was also some information in Friday’s newsletter. The children reminded us of each of the five learning styles and below is a little more detail about each.

Why do we need to know how we are learning?

How does it help our learning to identify the learning style?

 

Analytical learners

  • Looking for the best solutions
  • Considering the ‘pros and cons’; the advantages and disadvantages of situations
  • Working alone
  • Reading and researching
  • Discussing and debating
  • Thinking about ideas and reflecting on their own thoughts

 

Personal and Social Learners

  • Time to think and reflecting on their own learning
  • Yellow hat thinking (stay positive)
  • Sharing ideas and learning from others
  • The ‘journey’ as much as the outcome
  • Being emotionally involved
  • Manage time, talk and the task

 

Pragmatic Leaners

  • Practical activities and solving problems
  • Giving reasons and explaining his ideas
  • Listening, changing and modifying his ideas and answers
  • Improving his work, he does not mind getting things wrong
  • Looking for different solutions, trial and error
  • Working in teams as long as they are focussed

 

Systematic Learners

  • Facts and figure are important (white hat)
  • Following instructions are key
  • Working in a ‘step by step’ way
  • Being well organised
  • Being in control (red hat)
  • Asking questions (what, when, where)

 

Divergent Learners

  • Asking questions
  • Solving problems and challenges
  • Taking risks, making decisions and having choices
  • Experimenting and investigating new ideas
  • Generating lots of different ideas
  • Excitement, fast paced and open ended activities

 

 

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