Learning Styles and How They Affect Training/Learning


This paper reviews various Learning Styles and Learning Models and how to incorporate these into training methods that can help trainers improve how employees learn and retain the material that is being taught. The many learning styles that will be discussed include the visual-spatial learner, the auditory/aural learner, read/write learner, and the kinesthetic/tactile learner. The various Learning Models include the VARK model created by Neil Fleming, the Felder-Silverman Learning Preference Model, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Model created by Katharine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Myers-Briggs, the Split-Brain Theory Model by Roger W. Sperry and the Dunn and Dunn Learning Style Model created by Rita and Kenneth Dunn. To know how to use these Learning Styles and Learning Models, one must also understand the various training methods. These include instructor-led training, eLearning, Hands-on training, simulation, coaching/mentoring, group discussions and activities, role-playing, management-specific activities, case studies, required reading, blended training, and lecture-based training method. It is also important to be aware of the fact that there are different types of training, these might include Technology or Technical training, Quality Training, Soft Skills Training, and Safety Training. As trainers and teachers, it is important to be aware of the Styles, Models, Methods, and types as we help our students or employees to retain new information every day.

Year Manuscript Completed

Spring 2019

Senior Project Advisor

Teri Ray

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Commerce & Leadership

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