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In recent years, the desire among educators to enhance the learning process for students has led to a growing concern with learning styles. CDTL Brief now presents the first of a two-part discussion on the issues surrounding Learning Styles.

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September 2002, Vol. 5 No. 6 Print Ready ArticlePrint-Ready
Students’ Learning Styles and Their Implications for Teachers
Ms Chandrama Acharya
Research Assistant, CDTL
With the shift from an instructional to a learning paradigm, there is growing acceptance that understanding the way students learn is the key to educational improvement. To achieve a desired learning outcome, one should provide teaching and counselling interventions that are compatible with the students’ learning styles. Continue reading

Productive Diversity in the Classroom: Practising the Theories of Differences in Learning Styles
Dr Francis Adu-Febiri
Sociology Professor and Diversity Consultant
Camosun College and University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada
The classroom in many societies is a representation of people with different social class, gender, age, ability, ableness, sexuality, religious, racial, and/or ethnic backgrounds, as well as different personality types. Continue reading

Singapore Adolescents Also Got ‘Style’
Associate Professor Yeap Lay Leng &
Associate Professor Low Guat Tin
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Learning style is an individual’s typical and preferred way of perceiving, thinking, solving problems, drawing inferences, and remembering. It is based on a combination of environmental, emotional, sociological, physiological, and psychological traits that serve as relatively stable indicators of how learners perceive, interact, and respond to the learning environment (Dunn & Dunn, 1993). Continue reading