When you think of learning styles, you probably think of These learning styles, more than being obstacles to fully standardized training, in fact reflect and represent the same differences that are valued and highly encouraged in other workplace functions; you would then do well to address these early in training.
Kinesthetic learning is a learning style of students that learn best by discovering and experiencing.
These students prefer physical activities that involve getting out of their seat, moving around and touching things.
In addition, the online environment lends itself to a less hierarchical approach to instruction, which meets the leaning needs of people who do not approach new information in a systematic or linear fashion.
Online learning environments are used to their highest potential for collaborative learning when they complement many students' learning styles.
(exerpt from chapter 24) In 2003, 42 percent of American public school students were of racial or ethnic minorities, up 22 percent from 30 years before.
Most of this increase in diversity was due to immigration from Latin America and Asia, and with this increase in ethnic diversity came a corresponding increase in linguistic diversity.
Some students just need to touch things and move around!
And that’s all right—it doesn’t need to be seen as a negative trait.
Science has a complex vocabulary that is difficult even for native English speakers to learn.
Difficulty learning English should not be confused with an inability to think scientifically.
Many of the strategies that are useful for English language learners are effective for differentiating instruction for other students as well.