The Importance Of Learning Styles

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Age According to Encarta dictionary (2007), Age pertains to the time of life when a person does something or becomes legally able to do something. In this study age is considered because according to Wajeengratana, (2008) age is a factor that conditions the receptivity of an individual to change. Individuals have different pre-dispositions at different age level. Age signified the physical, mental maturation of a person to a certain task. It is expected to have an effect on whatever decision an individual is going to make, more so in choosing career. As man grows older his physical and mental capabilities also weakens. That is why age is really matters. Furthermore as a person gets old, the level of his readiness to change also increases.…show more content…
212). There are many definitions of learning styles in the literature. For example, Cornett defined learning style as “a consistent pattern of behavior but with a certain range of individual variability” (p. 9). Hunt (1979) thought that learning style “describes a student in terms of those educational conditions under which he is most likely to learn. Learning style describes how a student learns, not what he has learned” (p. 27). From a phenomenological viewpoint, Gregorc and Ward (1977) stated that learning style “consists of distinctive and observable behaviors that provide clues about the mediation abilities of individuals. In operational terms, people through their characteristic sets of behavior ‘tell’ us how their minds relate to the world, and therefore, how they learn” (p. 19). Keefe and Languis, (1983) contended that “learning style is the composite of 8 characteristic cognitive, affective, and physiological factors that serve as relatively stable indicators of how a learner perceives, interacts with, and responds to the learning environment” (p. 3). They suggested that it is within these domains that instructors identify learning styles and try to match them with an appropriate teaching style.Cross (1976) defined learning styles as the characteristic ways that individuals collect, organize, and transform information into useful knowledge. Learning style is consistent across a wide variety of tasks. It has a broad influence on how information is processed and problems are solved, and it remains stable over many

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