Learning Styles And Their Application

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Various Learning Styles and their Application:
Connecting Learning Styles to Training and Development
Katie Gardner
Kennesaw State University

Abstract
This paper examines three models of learning styles including Kolb Experiential Learning Model, the VARK model, and the Honey and Mumford model. While the research on these three learning style models details both strengths and weaknesses, an alternative is suggested and explored in this paper. The methods by which each model is measured are also explained in this paper; they include the Learning Styles Inventory (LSI) and the Learning Styles Questionairre (LSQ) and correlate to the Kolb model and the Honey and Mumford model. Using the information discovered concerning the research of learning styles, the relevance and use of the models is then examined in the context of the field of training and development. This paper uses Pashler’s (2008) findings to suggest that learning styles should not be the basis for training and development but rather a tool to gain awareness for organizations to better develop employees for situations that could arise. Keywords: Learning Styles Inventory, Learning Styles Questionnaire

Various Learning Styles and their Application:
Connecting Learning Styles to Training and Development Numerous studies have been conducted since the 1960’s concerning the types and relevance of learning styles. Since the use of learning styles has become common knowledge, there has
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