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Learning Styles

Learning styles refers to a theoretical perspective that explains individual and group patterns of propensities and preferences for particular approaches and strategies for learning, information processing, and particular habits of mind related to ways of making sense of the world, approaching particular tasks, problem-solving, and communicating with others. These approaches and strategies have resulted from everyday experiences over time, usually initiated within a family, an associated community, or cultural group. The terms learning style and cognitive style are often used interchangeably; however, cognitive style refers to habitual ways of organizing and processing information, and is one component of a learning style. The learning style perspective supports the application of cognitive style in learning situations by taking into consideration the sociohistorical context for the origin of ...

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