Student learning styles

To facilitate learning, staff should be aware of individual preferences in relation to:

  • learning styles (how individuals learn best)
  • subject matter (what individuals learn best)
  • learning processes
  • environmental conditions (when and where students learn best).

Other factors that may contribute to learning style include:

  • individuals’ self-concept as learners
  • individuals’ thoughts about the ways others learn
  • individuals’ ways of regulating their learning singly and with others.

The issues surrounding how students learn should be integrated into your learning and teaching. An awareness of these issues is especially important in facilitating heterogeneous groups.