Discover how girls’ sensory, physical, cognitive, and emotional characteristics affect performance and how you can tailor instruction to promote girls’ learning in math, science, and other areas.
Chapter 2: Differences in Learning Approaches
Differences in Learning Approaches
[Page 34]One side of a discussion about cognitive gender differences assumes that those differences will have an effect on how the individual processes information. If people have strong verbal skills, they are likely to read and listen well. People who have good spatial skills may find it easier to learn if the information is presented in a chart or graph. Most individuals can learn in a variety of ways, but a good number of us have preferred methods. The way the individual prefers to process information will determine what avenue will result in the most efficient learning.
Are there gender-specific approaches to learning? See how well you do in answering the following questions about how males and females learn ...