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I had some trouble with the references transferring correctly. If I can get that fixed I will re-post an edited version. Hope you will find it useful and interesting! Thank you, Alexia Running head: Ball State Learning styles literary review, Professor Bo Chang Abstract The following document outlines the findings of a literature review conducted to determine possible correlation between preferences in learning style and learning environment preferences.
The information gathered would serve to further understand how such preferences could be used by learners and educators to better facilitate successful learning outcomes.
A learning event would be created to train other educators on how to incorporate such factors within their own teachings to enhance learning.
Of particular relevance to the project was the focus on how best to engage learners in both face-to-face Learning styles literary review online learning environments. Therefore, the related learning event would utilize a hybrid delivery method to demonstrate capabilities in both types of learning environments.
Introduction A literature review was conducted to determine whether or not there was a correlation between learning style preferences, and learning environments and contexts. Of specific interest was whether or not a particular learning style could be increased or decreased in effectiveness, with respect to impact associated with differences in environmental factors.
Physical environments were of primary interest, but other types of environments such as knowledge, power, or culture environments were also considered. Assessments and the evaluation of results of such and their relevance to learning outcomes were also examined.
The identification of learning preferences, a necessary step to properly matching styles to environments, environments to context sand so on and so forth was an extension of the research on assessment tools.
Advancement of technology driven platforms, as housed in online learning environments presented as a surprisingly widespread point of conversation amongst the various authors found during the research phase. Content type and subject matter factors were the least talked about detail with respect to impact on learning styles and learning environments.
Overall, the literature review proved to be enlightening and thought-provoking as much of the new information posed consistencies and patterns across all works. General Themes Theme 1: Learning Style Preferences Learners have preferred learning styles, which are considered to be innate. The research process furthered an understanding of the various types of learners and their respective learning styles — and why this information is significant.
By contrast, failure to include multiple approaches was posed as a certain way to achieve lopsided outcomes — with successful outcomes realized only by those students whose style preferences were incorporated within the given teaching. It would be interesting to explore case studies or examples in which learners were studied to analyze the differences in outcomes when said learners were using their preferred learning style versus their less preferred learning style.
Style Preference Analysis Style preferences need to be identified and understood by both the learner and the facilitator in order to create optimal learning outcomes.
A universal theme, in relation to the importance of learners identifying their particular learning style preferences, emerged throughout the research process. The research indicated that learners need to be offered assessment tools and tests to identify their particular style preferences in order to achieve higher success rates in learning.
As well, suggestions throughout the works studied, would indicate a need to create content delivery and materials for each learning event that would support a variety of learning style preferences whenever possible. Research gaps were found in relation to whether or not certain assessment models or tools were better suited for particular learner types.
It was found that learning styles and learning environments had relational connectedness. Therefore, a logical choice would be to create multi-faceted learning environments that could offer or support various styles of learning simultaneously or at the very least within a given learning event.
Likewise, helping the learner to determine strengths and weakness associated with common environments — and how to manage such — would be most useful as well.
Marrying learning styles with learning environments seemed to present itself as a logical offshoot for creating optimal learning events. Additional research would be need to uncover assessment tools for identifying learner environment preferences; and as well, for systematically incorporating such factors within the fabric of a learning event.
Online Learning Environments The online learning environment, versus the face-to-face learning environment; offers different strengths and weaknesses with respect to preferred learning style.
When researching learning environments, numerous works were focused upon the online learning environment. However, with the opportunities provided by the online world, a new crop of challenges have presented themselves to educators and facilitators teaching in such environments.
Suitable learning environments, as housed within online forums, are in absence in many institutions. Learning styles are thought to be only now a focal point, as educators are quickly realizing that student learners in such environments are often failing to absorb the learning material in a usable fashion.Customers visiting the Web site of the International Learning Styles Network (r-bridal.com) are advised that Learning style is the way in which each learner begins to con-.
Approaches to learning: Literature review 3 Although the IB programmes are coherent and consistent in their educational philosophy and major educational objectives, many challenges exist in the smooth transition across the programmes. Learning Styles A Literary Review. The idea of learning styles have been around for many years.
Benjamin Franklin once said: 'Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I . A literature review was conducted to determine whether or not there was a correlation between learning style preferences, and learning environments and contexts. Chapter 2 Literature review on learning styles Background of learning styles.
Learning styles have received considerable attention in recent years. There are more than 20 style dimensions that have been identified so far. It has come out of the more general research on cognitive styles, particularly from the field of psychology. Learning Styles: Literature Review 2 Introduction Since the s, educational researchers have attempted to explain and categorize the different ways in which people learn and .