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Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning by Understanding Learning Styles and Personality Type
Tuesday 4th June 2013 from 10am-1pm
Dr Adrian (Jack) Bailey (external)
Academic staff; all grades of lecturers & teachers; postgraduates/research staff with teaching or coaching responsibilities; teaching support professionals; teaching fellows; tutors; heads of department.
Benefits/Outcomes that this course can foster
- Improved student learning
- Increased quality of teaching and delivery
- Stimulus to develop learning methods that will suit diverse learning styles
- Stimulus to develop course materials that will suit diverse learning styles
- Better results in examinations and practical tests
- Students spend more time spent learning in the ways they prefer
- Applications of your and others’ Learning Style & Type preferences to other aspects of life
- For students: increased awareness and more employability, better career selection
An understanding of the different ways in which students prefer to learn - including the way they perceive information, make decisions, and orient themselves to stimulus - yields valuable information about their preferred learning styles and how best to influence them to improve learning.
Perception, decision-making and orientation are strongly influenced by Personality Types, following research by Jung and many others. There are a wide range of Personality Types in any class or study group, who will each prefer to learn in different ways.
A teacher who has a basic understanding of this topic will be able to design and prepare learning materials and experiences that will embed learning most effectively in their students, thereby enhancing the quality of teaching, improving grades and the student experience.
- Short (12 question) multi-choice pre-course survey
- 3 hour interactive learning session, which establishes Personality Type of participants and compares and contrasts preferences, learning styles by individual and group exercises; provides ideas for design and delivery of learning materials and experiences
- Follow up support available if required
If you wish to contact the course leader please do so via Ken Marsden, Deputy Director, CALT (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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