Learning How to Learn: Learning Styles in Higher Education

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Ole Lauridsen, Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark
Karen M. Lauridsen, Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark

Learning Styles in Higher Education – Learning How to Learn
Applying learning styles (LS) in higher education teaching leads to positive results and enhanced student learning. However, learning styles should not only be considered a didactic matter for the teacher, but also a tool for the individual students to improve their learning capabilities – not least in contexts where information is not necessarily presented in a way that suits their individual LS preferences.
In this presentation you will see how we as teachers can assist students in applying LS strategies that cater to their individual learning strengths. This will be based on general recommendations for HE teaching and learning supported by Constructivist learning theory and current basic knowledge of how the brain learns. The LS concept will thus be placed in a broader learning theoretical context as a strong learning and teaching tool.
Participants will be offered the opportunity to have their own LS preferences established before the presentation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication year2011
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventThe SoTL Commons: A Conference for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning - Statesboro, GA, United States
Duration: 9 Mar 201111 Mar 2011

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ConferenceThe SoTL Commons: A Conference for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
CountryUnited States
CityStatesboro, GA
Period09/03/201111/03/2011

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