Accommodating multiple learning styles

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In the 20th century, two great theories have been put forward in an attempt to interpret human differences and to design educational models around these differences.

Learning-style theory has its roots in the psychoanalytic community; multiple intelligences theory is the fruit of cognitive science and reflects an effort to rethink the theory of measurable intelligence embodied in intelligence testing.

These can become group and individual class projects; the station thus augments social, solitary, mathematical, aural and visual learning also.

A widely-used learning style accommodation is Fleming's VAK model, which addresses visual, aural and kinesthetic learning in classroom teaching.

Finally, students create a class product, such as a story, poem or essay, through group brainstorm -- social style -- and then individual creation -- solitary style.

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