Proposal Title

Detecting Students' Strengths and Weaknesses: An Analysis of Five Personality Scales/Learning Styles

Proposal Abstract

Students do not have homogeneous learning patterns and differ in cognitive abilities and learning preferences. Similarly, instructors employ different teaching methods, either by lecturing or leading students into self-discovery through principles, applications, memory, and/or understanding. The match between the students' individual learning styles and the facilitator's instruction method leads to an enjoyable teaching and learning experience, and the mismatch potentially leads to anxiety and boredom. This presentation explores five diverse learning styles/personality scales in an effort to make teachers and educators aware of the numerous tools available to segment student's various skills, weaknesses or preferential learning methods. By becoming aware of learning models such as: The Myer-Briggs Type Indicator, Multiple Intelligences Theory, Felder-Silverman Learning Style Model, Five Factor Model, and Kolb's Learning Style model, professors will be more prone to not only appreciate the diversity of their students, but to also implement variegated teaching strategies to improve learning outcomes.

Location

Room 1909

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 11th, 9:00 AM Mar 11th, 9:45 AM

Detecting Students' Strengths and Weaknesses: An Analysis of Five Personality Scales/Learning Styles

Room 1909

Students do not have homogeneous learning patterns and differ in cognitive abilities and learning preferences. Similarly, instructors employ different teaching methods, either by lecturing or leading students into self-discovery through principles, applications, memory, and/or understanding. The match between the students' individual learning styles and the facilitator's instruction method leads to an enjoyable teaching and learning experience, and the mismatch potentially leads to anxiety and boredom. This presentation explores five diverse learning styles/personality scales in an effort to make teachers and educators aware of the numerous tools available to segment student's various skills, weaknesses or preferential learning methods. By becoming aware of learning models such as: The Myer-Briggs Type Indicator, Multiple Intelligences Theory, Felder-Silverman Learning Style Model, Five Factor Model, and Kolb's Learning Style model, professors will be more prone to not only appreciate the diversity of their students, but to also implement variegated teaching strategies to improve learning outcomes.