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Students learn best through …

By Doug Franklin October 8, 2012

1.    Active Learning
Students learn best when they are active learners.
They should have opportunities to be highly involved in classroom activities.

2.    Constructivist Learning
Students learn best when they create personal meaning.
They should have opportunities to study topics of personal interest and then report their findings to others.

3.    Cooperative Learning
Students learn best when they learn together.
They should have opportunities to work in small groups with each member assigned a specific role.

4.    Experiential Learning
Students learn best through personal experience.
They should have opportunities to apply information, concepts and principles to real life situations.

5.    Multiple Intelligences
Students learn best when they use their preferred intelligence.
They should have opportunities for linguistic, logical, spatial, musical, bodily, interpersonal, and scientific learning.

6.    Multiple Learning Styles
Students learn best when they use their preferred learning style.
They should have opportunities through verbal, visual, and kinesthetic (hands-on) learning styles.

7.    Self-Directed Learning
Students learn best when they learn how to learn for themselves.
They should have opportunities to learn skills that will enable them to learn totally independent of others.

About the Author

Doug Franklin

Doug Franklin is the president of LeaderTreks, an innovative leadership development organization focusing on students and youth workers. Doug and his wife, Angie, live in West Chicago, Illinois. They don’t have any kids, but they have 2 dogs that think they are children. Diesel and Penelope are Weimaraners  who never leave their side. Doug grew up in…  Read More