Using Different Learning Styles Models For Teaching Your Child:
Your child’s individual learning style is an important key for reaching his learning potential.
While different learning styles are primarily auditory, visual, kinesthetic, and tactile, learning can also encompass other learner preferences.
You can learn about different learning styles models and preferences on the pages that follow this one. This page focuses on one of the most comprehensive learning styles models.
Different learning styles can be based upon whether a person processes information sequentially or analytically rather than in a holistic, simultaneous, global fashion. “It is important to recognize not only individual behaviors, but to explore and examine the whole of each person’s inclinations toward learning,” (Dunn, Thies, & Honigsfeld, 2001).
Individual learning styles include emotional, environmental, sociological, psychological, and physiological preferences. These preferences are part of the Dunn, Dunn, and Price Learning Styles Inventory.
A good visual representation of these additional factors was created by Susan Rundle in the following graphic. It used with permission.
If you want to have your child take the Dunn and Dunn learning styles inventory, you can go to www.LearningStyles.net and sign up for it. It’s a really inexpensive learning styles inventory. It is a GREAT way to figure out how to build a perfect learning environment for your child.
Go ahead and read through the different pieces of this different learning styles assessment to see what you’ll find out if your child takes the Dunn and Dunn inventory. When you see how different social, physical, and emotional components affect your child’s learning, I think you’ll see the value in having your child take this assessment.
This applies whether your child is being homeschooled or in public school. These different learning styles components affect your child’s learning no matter where he is schooled. If you homeschool, of course you can build the perfect learning environment more easily.
Now, let’s examine each of these different learning styles / preferences in more detail on each of the following pages..