Workshop 3 Addressing the Diverse Needs of Students

LEARNING STYLES and the ARTS

DANCE

MUSIC

THEATRE

VISUAL ART

Visual

Visual learners better understand what they see.

 

Reading music

 

 

 

Painting

Verbal
Auditory

Verbal learners get more out of written and spoken words.

 

 

 

 

Acting

 

Sequential

Sequential learners gain understanding in linear steps, which follow logically from the previous one.

Dancing patterns

 

 

 

   

Global

Global learners learn in large jumps, absorbing material without seeing many connections, and then suddenly "getting it."

 

 

 

   

Analyzing artworks

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DANCE

MUSIC

THEATRE

VISUAL ART

Sensing

Sensing learners like learning facts and solving problems by well-established methods.

 

 

 

Reading and playing music

   

Intuitive

Intuitive learners prefer discovering possibilities and relationships.

 

 

 

 

 

Improvising

 

Kinesthetic Tactile

Kinesthetic learners retain and understand information best by doing something active with it.

Dancing

 

 

 

   

Reflective

Reflective learners prefer to think about things quietly.

 

 

 

   

Writing a play

 

Developed from “Learning Styles and Strategies” by Richard M. Felder and
Barbara A. Soloman, http://www.ncsu.edu/felder-public/ILSdir/styles.htm

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