Chapter 4  Learning to Learn


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Additional Links and Resources

Learning Styles Inventory (from page 99 of Foundations of Learning): http://www.metamath.com/multiple/multiple_choice_questions.html

In this chapter, you took a Learning Styles Survey from Diablo Valley College. You may want to read more about learning styles from their site.  

There are a number of other resources on learning styles. One from Penn State looks at three categories: auditory, visual and tactile. Dartmouth College provides a Felder’s Index that assesses your learning style on four scales: Active-Reflective, Sensing-Intuitive, Visual-Verbal and Sequential-Global. Recommendations are given to the learner.

The chapter briefly introduced the concept of multiple intelligences. Here’s an article about Howard Gardner. Literacyworks.org is a very nice site about multiple intelligences and explains them well. They include a Multiple Intelligences inventory that gives you an informative piece after taking the inventory. 

The Rogers Indicator of Multiple Intelligences is a relatively short inventory and will give you a report at the end. There is also a home page with further explanations.

If you want a low-tech Multiple Intelligences inventory, where results are tabulated by hand try this one from the University of Michigan.  

How about combining learning styles and multiple intelligences? Learning Styles Online gives a very helpful model for learners.

A site from George Washington University, the Theory Into Practice (TIP) database contains descriptions of 50 theories relevant to human learning and instruction. Each description includes the following sections: overview, scope/application, example, principles, and references. Relationships between theories are identified by highlighted text within articles. Metropolitan Community College's site also has information about theories of learning, including learning styles.

 
Activity 4.1   Analyzing the Learning Process Methodology
Activity 4.2   Applying the Learning Process Methodology
Bonus Activity   Aesthetics: Seeing the Beauty in a Common Object