TEACHING STYLES AND LEARNING STYLES: AN EXPLORATORY ANALYSIS By Dr. Rafeedali E.

Abstract

This article try to explore the various styles of learning and teaching prevailed in the educational scenario of the present era. Teaching styles reflects the teachers’ intelligence and personality. Learners’ style exhibits the intelligence and meta-cognition of the learners. Investigator identified variety of teaching and learning styles adopted by the teachers and learners. Sensing and Intuitive Learning Styles, Visual and Verbal Learning Styles, Active and Reflective Learning Styles, Sequential and Global Learning Styles, Inductive and Deductive Learning Styles are the important learning styles identified by the investigator. Further he illustrated, Expert Style, Formal Authority Style, Personal Model Style, Facilitator Style, Delegator Style as the dominant teaching styles of the time. Major recommendation of the study is that teacher should cater or taken care of the individual learners style while he adopt his particular styles of teaching in order to ensure the effective teaching learning process.

Keywords: Teaching style, Learning style, Sensing and intuitive learning styles, Active and reflective learning styles, Formal authority style, Delegator style.

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