Learning Styles: An Overview

Authors

  • Amita Sood
  • Jyoti Sarin

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15271

Keywords:

Learning, Learning styles, Learning style Inventory, Learning style questionnaire, Learning Styles Profiler, Learning style quiz

Abstract

Learning styles aim to know variations in individuals’ learning. As per most of the theories, humans may
be classified in line with their‘style’of learning. The term “learning styles” speaks to the understanding that
each student learns uniquely. Learning is a vital experience for individuals of all ages. Based on Howard
Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences, there are eight varieties of learning styles that everybody falls
into which include visual, aural, verbal, physical, logical, social, solitary and naturalistic learning.
Learning style inventories are designed to assist respondents verify learning style they have. These
inventories usually take the form of a questionnaire that focuses on how folks prefer to learn.
Learning style inventories are based on the thought that individuals have completely different strengths and
preferences when it involves learning. Learning style inventories remain a preferred classroom tool despite
the actual fact that research has found very little proof that matching a student’s learning preferences to
instructional methods produces better educational outcomes. These are a few popular types of learning style
inventories such as Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory (LSI), Fleming’s VARK Learning Style Questionnaire,
Jackson’s Learning Styles Profiler (LSP), Learning Style Quizzes.
In short, it is important to remember that there are a number of learning styles and learning style inventories.
Each learning style has its own advantages and disadvantages. Knowing your learning style is not meant to
limit you, instead to expand you – by helping you to learn, understand, work and live more efficiently.

Author Biographies

Amita Sood

Ph. D. (Nursing) Scholar and Tutor, Govt. College of Nursing, Amritsar, Punjab

Jyoti Sarin

Director-Principal, MM College
of Nursing, Mullana, Ambala, Haryana

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Amita Sood, & Jyoti Sarin. (2021). Learning Styles: An Overview . Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 66-71. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15271

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