Course: Postgraduate Certificate - Tertiary Level Teaching
Module: How Students Learn - A Review of Some of the Main Theories
Page: 5 - Styles of learning

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Styles of learning

One of the most important influences that the humanistic school of psychology has had on educational thinking is its emphasis on the individuality of learners. As a result of this influence, it is generally recognised that different people have different learning needs, bring their own individual knowledge, experience and resources to the learning process, and learn in different ways. Thus, it is necessary for all teachers and trainers to be aware of these different possible learning styles, and to try to cater for as many of them as possible when planning their instructional programmes. Let us now take a brief look at some of the most important of these.

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