Helps educators create an optimum learning environment for students with different learning styles and is packed with practical, adaptable strategies to help every learner succeed.

The Foundations of Learning

The foundations of learning

This chapter will describe some of the basic principles of learning and will provide a foundation for the book. It will comment on:

  • the importance of developing independent learning
  • the need to consider the whole child – including the social and environmental aspects as well as cognitive factors
  • the need to recognise individual differences amongst learners
  • the importance for learners to develop their own learning strategies and to be able to adapt these to different learning situations
  • a recognition of the diversity among learners in relation to cognitive differences and learning experiences
  • the role of learning styles in the classroom
  • the theoretical background underpinning learning strategies, including the metacognitive aspects of learning and particularly based on the work ...
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