The Way They Learn

ED 501 Course Syllabus and Assignments

Course Readings

The Way They Learn: How to Discover and Teach to Your Child's Strengths by Cynthia Tobias. (1993) Colorado Springs: Focus on the Family. 162 pages.

Course Description

This course will explore the four learning styles: Concrete, Sequential, Random and Abstract. The combinations of learning styles are presented in depth to explain the learning preferences of each style and gaps they may have in learning environments. Teachers will find their preferred learning style and also examine how each style concentrates, remembers and understands best. Educators will develop a written paper, lessons or activities for classroom applications of learning style theory.

Course Objectives

1. Teachers will learn about the basic theories and concepts of Concrete-Sequential (CS) and Random Abstract (RA) learning style preferences of learners and students.

2. Educators will examine the dominant Concrete-Sequential learning style and dominant Concrete-Random learning style and the learning characteristics that are preferred.

3. Students will examine the dominant Abstract-Sequential learning style and the Abstract-Random learning styles and describes why these learners have different preferences.

4. Educators will be presented with theories and explanations about how students concentrate, remember material, and how they understand academic content.

5. Teachers will examine numerous charts and diagrams that categorize and explain the various learning style preferences and how to use the information for instructional purposes in classrooms.

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Course Syllabus and Assignment Rubrics

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Chapter Review/Reflections:

Write several paragraphs summarizing the main ideas, knowledge, and information that you thought was significant from each chapter in the book. Bullet points of main issues are also acceptable. See the rubric for guidelines.

Chapters:

1. What is a Learning Style?
2. What Style Are You?
3. The Dominant Concrete Sequential
4. The Dominant Abstract Sequential
5. The Dominant Abstract Random
6. The Dominant Concrete Random
7. How Do We Concentrate?
8. How Do We Remember?
9. How Do We Understand?
10. How Many Ways Can We Be Smart?
11. Putting It All Together
12. Difference LS & Learning Disability

Writing Assignments

Read the book The Way they Learn by Cynthia Tabias. Write chapter Reviews/Reflections for each of the chapters in the book. Then develop a Lesson/Unit plan or a Project/Activity using concepts in the book. Or you can write a two-page Final Application Essay linking key concepts from the book. Focus your writings and activities on the information and strategies from the book and related assignments. Show how you can apply them to your school environment, teaching methodology and instructional practice. See Assignment Rubrics below.

Required Assignments

1. Book readings
2. Chapter reviews/reflections
3. Research Article Review
4. Project /Activity, Lesson/Unit Plan
5. Final Application Essay

Email Assignments to: teacherslearningcenter@gmail.com in 1 or 2 Words docs.
Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca 727-258-7233

The Way They Learn

$195

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