Replying to LO26139 --
You might want to check out the Seeing the Learner section in Schools That
Learn: A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone
Who Cares About Education by Peter Senge, et al.
That section contains a number of references, reviews, links etc to
individual learning styles which encompass both adult and child learning.
(We don't outgrow our learning styles.) These include Dawna Markova,
Human Dynamics, Howard Gardner, and Robert Sternberg. Bernice McCarthy's
4MAT, which was mentioned in another reply to your message is also
included. 4MAT is only one set of tools which have broken the barriers
between learning in schools and learning in organizations. Reuven
Feuerstein's Instrumental Enrichment work began with young Holocaust
survivors and is now being used with all kinds of learners including
Leslie Owens Wilson, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens
Point provides a learning theory index web site at
http://www.uwsp.edu/education/lwilson/Learning/index.htm It's a great
place to start and great place to get lost exploring your own learning
styles. We all teach naturally according to our own learning styles (think
of your college experiences) and thus need to adapt to others if we want
to be effective. Most learning disabilities belong to the organization
not the individual.
While understanding different learning styles in important in
organizational learning, so is understanding the mismatch between
different knowing styles, which brings in another body of research.
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