Guidelines for Teaching Multiple Learning Style and Different Age Groups

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What are the different styles and stages of learning that allows teachers to determine the most appropriate teaching methods for their students? There are three different learning styles they are auditory, tactile slash kinesthetic, and visual. The word auditory means learn by listening or hearing. The words tactile slash kinesthetic means learn by hands-on. The word visual is self explanatory meaning learn by seeing something. These different styles are how people learn and retain information. There are four different learning stages they are sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete-operational, and formal-operational. Sensorimotor refers to age group birth to 2 years old. Preoperational refers to age group 2 to 7 years old. Concrete-operational refers to age group 7 to 12 years old. Formal-operational refers to age group 12 years old to adulthood. By knowing the different age groups will help understand what the different stages of learning are. These different stages help to determine what age appropriate is and the thought process. The different stages and styles of learning is very valuable information for a teacher to know and gain a full understanding of because this will help guide them to become better teachers. Understanding the different styles and stages of learning allows teachers to determine the most appropriate teaching methods for their students. There are three different learning styles they are auditory, tactile slash kinesthetic, and visual learners. What is meant by learning styles is the way people learn or retain information taught to them. Auditory learners learn by listening or by having something dictated to them. Some characteristic traits of an auditory learner are reading out loud, ability to follow verbal directions, like doing speeches or being on stage in front of a group of people, and very talkative. Auditory learners learn best by sound. This means they learn best by dictations, lectures, or group activities or discussions. The next learning style is tactile slash kinesthetic learners these are people who learn best by hands-on. Tactile learners have to be physically a part of an activity to retain the information that they need to learn. Characteristics of a tactile learner would be doing more than one thing at a time to remember what he, she were doing by going back in their minds, love science because of the experiments and playing sports. Tactile slash kinesthetic learners learn best by physically doing something this is the way they are able to retain the information that is taught to them, that is needed for them to learn. Last but certainly not least there are visual learners. Visual learners are learners who learn by seeing or looking at something. Some characteristic traits of a visual learner are mapping ideas, drawing pictures, making charts and are very data oriented people (they have to see facts or, graphs to get a full understanding). Visual learners learn best by being shown images of things to retain information. Now that we know the different learning styles lets learn about the different stages of learning. There are four different cognitive stages of learning they are sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete-operational, and formal-operational. The age range of the sensorimotor stage is birth to 2 years old. In this stage infants learn by using their senses of seeing and hearing and physically by touch or reflex. This is basically the stage where infants learn by touching everything or putting things in their mouths to see what it feels like or taste like. This is the stage where the senses are mainly involved touch, see, smell and taste. The next stage is the preoperational stage which age ranges from 2 years old to the age of 7. In this stage children learn real life through dramatic slash pretend play. This stage is where the children are most curious. However, in this stage the child believes that everyone sees what he, she sees. Yet they, still do not have...
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