Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Using own learning style

Teachers often teach their students using the same teaching techniques that were used with them or using their own style of learning as a basis for their teaching. Marshall (1991) researched and found that between 30-40% of the general population are visual learners but that teachers showed visual preference for learning at 85-90%, with auditory learning as a secondary preference. Very few teachers showed a preference for tactile or kinesthetic learning strengths. Therefore, most of the teachers taught the children in their classroom using visual and auditory learning styles.

Marshall, C. (1991). Teacher’s learning style: How they affected student learning. Clearing House, 64(4), p. 225.