A learning profile is defined as the
way in which “people ‘come at’ learning” and includes learning style,
intelligence preferences, culture, and gender (Sousa & Tomlinson, 2012, p.
137). Consider for a moment how you like to learn best. Do you feel like you
learn better in a learning environment that caters to your specific learning
profile? After reflecting on this question, you will participate in a debate
regarding learning styles (a component of one’s learning profile), which is a
highly controversial topic among respected researchers and psychologists.
After reading Chapter 7, the following article, “Are learning styles invalid? (Hint:No)” and the
following video Learning Styles Don’t Exist (http://www.selladore.com/coachtolearn/7.LearningStyles/LS-critVAK.html),
you will debate the following topic.
Is it important for educators to know the learning style of their
For this debate, you will be assigned to a particular debate group based on the
first letter of your last name.
- Last Names N-Z: Learning
styles are not important – This is the debate group for my last
Using the information in the course text, from the additional sources provided,
and your own research utilizing the Ashford Online Library, develop an argument
that supports your assigned side and post it in the discussion. Your argument
must be supported by the literature to give validity and evidence for your
argument. Be sure to explain why learning styles are or are not important for
use in the classroom.
Finally, post your own (personal) opinion based on the arguments, research, and
your own experience(s). Explain what you believe is the best way to
differentiate for learning styles. How have your initial thoughts on this
debate changed based on the research and dialogue you have had for this
discussion question? My views are that Learning styles are important.
Are Learning Styles invalid? (Hint:
No) – http://vizedhtmlcontent.next.ecollege.com/pub/content/50afd743-903f-46a6-8b5c-99ce642f5940/Felder_ON_COURSE__Are_Learning_Sty…___On_Course_Learning_Styles.pdf
Learning Styles Don’t Exist – http://www.selladore.com/coachtolearn/7.LearningStyles/LS-critVAK.html
Chapter 7 is attached