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Learning styles

Jon Rosewell

The Open University

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Understanding learning styles, helps you design better conference sessions that have high level of interest and audience engagement.

Peter Honey and Alan Mumford1 have identified four main learning style preferences. Most
of us have elements of more than one learning style. A slightly different perspective on learning also points to the importance of using a variety of learning styles. Kolb and other educational psychologists suggest that effective learning proceeds around a cycle.

This guide on Learning styles helps create a “persona” – a profile of a typical learner and design your event to cater to all learning styles.