Individual Differences Considering Students’ Learning Styles

Johana Myftiu

Abstract


This paper aims at the importance of knowing the learning styles of the students on the part of the teachers to build on their teaching methodology according to them. The paper also offers overall information on learning styles, their categorization and suggests helpful techniques for teachers to adopt their teaching style to the students’ learning style. An emphasis is put on the idea that there exist no strict rules and rigorous distinctions between them or completely pure styles. Every student is unique, thus their learning styles are different. Students with a learning style preference will learn more effectively if the learning process is guided according to their preferred style. Despite the variety of terms used for naming the learning styles as identified during the research work, it is crucial that teachers, instructors and even the learners value these styles as one of the factors that affect successful teaching process. The study is carried out through a detailed study of the existing theoretical literature on the topic and on the interviews and classroom observations conducted with the students on the same issue. Success in our life style much depends on the learning styles, which are very important to be known by educators. The paper comes to the conclusion that individual differences on learning styles affect a lot the teaching methodology of the teachers.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3s1p214


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