A Number Of Learning Style Theories Exist

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A number of learning style theories exist. Learning style theorists according to Csapo and Hayen (2006) have identified specific characteristics of learning and have organized these characteristics into specific “classifications” of learners. Learning styles are individual differences in learning and an individual’s learning style “is the way he or she concentrates on, processes, internalizes, and remembers new and difficult academic information or skills.
According to Gülbahar and Alper (2011) learning styles can be described as the means of perceiving, processing, storing, and recalling attempts in the learning process. In Gülbahar and Alper (2011) research, various cognitive and learning style theories and models have been proposed over the course of many years, identifying and categorizing individual differences like Hill’s Cognitive Style Mapping (1976), Dunn and Dunn Learning Styles (1978), Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theory (1983), Kolb’s Learning Styles (1984), Gregorc Learning Styles (1985), Felder Silverman Learning Model (1988), Grasha-Reichmann Learning Style Scales (1996), and Hermann Brain Dominance Models (1996). These models of learning styles are currently being used in today’s society.

One approach is Kolb’s (1984) Experiential Learning Theory, which is based on the works of Kurt Lewin, John Dewey, Lev Vygotsky, and Jean Piaget. Kolb has described four basic learning styles: accommodative, assimilative, divergent, and convergent which are based
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