Learning refers to the acquisition of skills through a study. The rate of skills perception depends on a person’s sense of the surrounding and likes. Depending on these two factors, a person can prefer to use one or several styles of learning. These styles of learning include aural, visual, verbal, social, logical, solitary and physical. Use of these strategies of learning assists to form the base of understanding.
In this way, a person appreciates the use of acquired knowledge in a practical situation of problem solving. It is, therefore, vital to enumerate and evaluate the need and importance of proper learning styles. In this enumeration and evaluation, I will describe and create a plan for a lecture incorporating and emphasizing on three styles of learning.
A lesson plans inculcates students with the required wisdom, skills and knowledge. In so doing, the plan manages time and warrants proper and effective use of facilities. Also, the need of a lesson plan is appreciated for the easy and broad overview it provides to a lecturer.
This overview enhances organization of the lecture and incorporation of different learning styles. Lack of proper organization causes introduction of divergent ideas, misinformation and inconsistent topics. It is, therefore, clear that teaching performance requires appropriate strategies to improve learning skills.
In a lesson designed to study about learning styles, I can determine the goals for the lesson. For instance, the goals could include the student’s prediction of the styles, determination of basic styles and learning strategies awareness.
In this way, the lecture is directed and properly instructed to achieve the core its needs. A lecture without a targeted goal remains unstructured and fails to deliver its role in most cases. The necessity of structuring a lecture is, therefore, a fundamental tool to consider in every lecture.
The materials required during the study of learning styles would include a description outline of discussion topics and activities, writing materials, questions, handout and PowerPoint presentation. The complements of a lecture determine its effectiveness. It prevents monotony of teaching and learning styles that could lead to boredom.
This complementation also ensures coverage of many styles hence retaining students’ styles of learning remain unbiased.
For instance, a lecture on learning style above could involve visual PowerPoint presentation incorporating pictures, students’ demonstration, critical observation of logically manipulated pictures that could trigger thinking and remembrance, discussions on personal views on styles, reading, dictating and writing of notes.
The study objectives will be to learn the 7 styles, making students understand the styles they prefer and how they achieve more with the new knowledge about learning styles. The objectives break the goals to the aims of primary achievements. These objectives are tools for the achievement of the goals. Failure to consider objectives in the lesson plan leads to lack of order and organization hence unacceptable implications.
In the case presented herein, the materials described above clearly gives an overall view of the learning styles to be used. Visual learners acquire knowledge through observation. The strategy may involve the use of handouts, PowerPoint presentation, demonstration and use of pictures. On the other hand, there are the auditory learners who have the preference to listen.
This style of learning improvised here is the aural learning style. Learners involve themselves in discussions and lectures as in this case. Another style depicted in this study is the verbal learning style.
The lecture involves writing, explaining and reasoning because there are questions asked for discussion and dictation of notes. In respect to this discussion, I can point out that the lesson would be complemented and effective in its achievement.
I have a notion of struggling tenaciously to discourage online learning used nowadays. It replaces many learning strategies that ought to be part of effective learning. Unless instructors involve students with assignments, it is more likely that the viability of this way of learning would lead to reluctance and immature certification (Gibson, 1998).
However, online learning incorporating the use of diverse methods and activities as well as tutorials might be quite effective. It is, therefore, crucial to note the need of proper instructor performance in this mode of learning due to its sensitivity. A research was performed to compare the effectiveness of on-campus studies with online studies.
The research depicted dependence among the on-campus students against the independent online students. However, it is vital to appreciate the need and the presence of a visible instructor. Presence of an instructor enables implementation of proper personal behaviors, physical interactions and demonstration that enable higher levels of understanding (Nilson, 2010).
We should also note that online learning cannot instruct and direct experiments in a proper way. These points drive to the idea that a lecture interaction employs more learning style than online study.
Organization of the study is a key factor for consideration when learning. For order enhancement, learning should be consistent throughout the set period (Nilson, 2010). This could be implemented through incorporation of the strategies described in the previous paragraphs in an organized manner. The lecture could start by trying to figure out what the students already know about learning style.
Asking a question about how students learn during their course is a fit question example. In this way, students express their knowledge in a way that one understands and differentiates the obvious thing from the topics that require intensive consideration.
The lecturer then describes the meaning of learning and introduces the basic concept in the lesson. When making the introduction and explaining, the lecturer uses reading style of learning, writing style of learning and logic style of learning to transfer knowledge to students.
Lastly, assessments and assignments are necessary to help students have personal readings or discussions among themselves. This is an attribute that involves students in further research study, solitary study and group discussions when trying to improve their performance.
It makes students read harder, research and discuss for better understanding. The assessments, also, displays students rate of learning. The assignment will involve students in active study when working to complete it.
In conclusion, effective learning in education relies on the use of different teaching and learning styles. Use of these styles will not only enhance knowledge acquisition but also enhance remembrance of learnt topics. Learners should reconsider using more than one style of learning instead of relying on a single style that does not meet the needs of learning.
We should, therefore, take a role of familiarizing these styles among students to enable them understand and achieve their educational dreams. In this way, student will find it easy to understand and retain information in their minds for a long time. This will, in turn, lead to wiser generations, more improvisation and a higher count of discoveries.
Gibson, C. C. (1998). Distance learners in higher education: institutional responses for quality outcomes. Madison, Wis.: Atwood Publisher.
Nilson, L. B. (2010). Teaching at its best: a research-based resource for college instructors (3rd ed.). San Fransisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc./Jossey-Bass.