Learning Styles And Multiple Intelligences

919 Words Sep 30th, 2016 4 Pages
The effect of applying multiple intelligences and learning styles are theories that have been discussed heatedly in educational circles.
Firstly, I’m going to introduce two of the learning styles. Kolb’s learning style model has settled on four styles: Accommodators: risk-takers who like to involve and try new things; Convergers: problem-solvers who enjoy organizing and hands-on application; Assimilators: passionate readers who learn well with reading and concepts patiently; Divergers: reflective learners who are environment-oriented and human-oriented. (Lowy&Hood, 2004, p.268) Silver’s (1997, p.22-23) model also have four dimensions: Self-expressive: learners who use feelings and emotions to create primitive ideas; Mastery: learners who organize materials sequentially and in a solid way; Understanding: learners studying based on logical thinking and reasoning; Interpersonal: learners who socially and interactively process knowledge.
The extinction between learning styles and multiple intelligences is the different focus. From the two examples of learning styles above, we can be aware of that learning styles stress on people addressing the problems and finding out the solutions initiatively and internally. For example, for a student who judge something in behalf of helping others, he is possibly an interpersonal style learner. However, multiple intelligences underline the influence of cultural and external effect on our human abilities. For a student who is good at telling…
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