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 students?
For this debate, you will be assigned to a particular debate group based on the first letter of your last name.
- Last Names A-M: Learning styles are important
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.