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Chapter 12 – Teaching to Different Learning Styles

Chapter 12 discusses three types of learning styles that pertain to college students and the professors who teaches them. The first of learning styles mentioned in the chapter is Kolb’s Cycle of Learning Modes. This cycle presents the process of meaningful learning as a sense of events that integrates the functions of feeling, perceiving, thinking, and acting. This is where the student moves a cycle consisting of four phases. Fleming and Mills’ sensory based learning style is discussed as well. There are four descriptive learning styles. They include digital, auditory, visual, and kinesthetic. Last of the learning style is Krause’s Cognitive Profile Model, which also has four learning style types. They are sensor thinker, sensor feelers, intuitive thinkers, and intuitive feelers. Krause’s and Kolb’s models of learning styles have similar learning style types, but are very different from one another.

Chapter 13 – An Introduction to Student Active Teaching: The Discovery Method

This chapter focuses on compartments of student active teaching techniques that are geared towards enhancing student motivation. Chapter 13 provides many examples of student active formats. It concludes with a foretaste of other student active formats that promote exploration through identification, direct experience, collaboration, writing, open-ended problem solving, and scientific inquiry. The student active methods are more memorable and enjoyable than the passive lecturing method.

Chapter 14 – Making the Lecture a Learning Experience

Chapter 14 concentrates on making the lecture a learning experience. In the previous chapter, lecturing was deemed as a passive learning method. Making the lecture a learning experience is to keep students from falling asleep, eating, writing personal notes, whispering to neighbors, pursuing through the newspaper, doing homework from another course and so...

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