Part three of a series on educational enrichment explores learning styles.
What are Learning Styles?
What are learning styles? Well no two people learn and retain information the same way. Or as this article excerpt from WIKIPEDIA shows:
Learning style is an individual’s natural or habitual pattern of acquiring and processing information in learning situations. A core concept is that individuals differ in how they learn. The idea of individualized learning styles originated in the 1970s, and has greatly influenced education.
Proponents of the use of learning styles in education recommend that teachers assess the learning styles of their students and adapt their classroom methods to best fit each student’s learning style. SOURCE ARTICLE
Early Childhood Education and Active Learning
In early childhood education, we target our programs based on our students. In the case of an older child, they probably have a deeper attention span than a four year old does, so they will be taught differently. A lot of times, younger children learn by games, songs, rhymes, and things like matching.
While it is important to determine what level children learn at, this information should not be imparted to the children. The key is to let children learn at the pace that’s best for them, with only a bit of help in the areas that they struggle in. That is part and parcel to a well planned educational enrichment program.
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