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Understanding Learning Styles

Why is it important for teachers to "understand" the learning styles of both themselves and their students and to "teach" applicable study skills to students in their classes? Are there differences in study skills for English, history, science, and mathematics classes? If so, what are the comparisons?

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The importance of understanding the different ways that people learn and process new information is vital for teachers to understand what makes each individual learner unique. Learning styles are similar to personalities wherein every person has their own different style and personality that suits them in life and in their academic careers. Teachers must both understand themselves and students to ensure that their students full learning potential is reached. The fallacy of not understanding learning styles results in teachers who invest unnecessary time and energy in lesson plans that are not effective because they do not accentuate the learning styles of their students. The emphasis on learning ...

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The solution assists with understanding learning styles.