STUDENT LEARNING &
FACULTY TEACHING STYLES
There has been increasing awareness of the different ways that students learn and faculty teach. Below are resources to help you explore how students learn as well as your own teaching strengths.
Grasha's five teaching styles describe the most prevalent ways faculty think about and approach teaching.
The Keirsey Tests are based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. Limited profiles are offered for free on-line, and students and faculty can explore the dimensions of their temperaments and characters at the Keirsey website. Strategies for teaching different learning styles based on the Keirsey sorter are discussed in New Students -- New Learning Styles.
VARK (Visual, Aural, Read/Write, Kinesthetic) -- Guide to Learning Styles is a popular, easy-to-use and easy-to-interpret learning styles inventory. The website contains background information on the questionnaire, advise to teachers on administering the questionnaire, and helpsheets for students on study practices keyed to VARK learning preferences.
For more information on this or any teaching related topic, please contact the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center (331-3499) or firstname.lastname@example.org
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