Learning Style Perspectives:
in the Classroom
Lynne M. Celli
& Nicholas D.Young
The influence of an individual student's learning
style over his or her education is not to be underestimated. Teachers
have long known that each of their students learns in different ways.
However, the abundance of overlapping and sometimes contradictory
writing on the subject of learning styles can be disorienting for
educators seeking to use implement these techniques in their classrooms.
The concept of learning styles provides a
framework for understanding differences in the ways students perceive
and process information. Learning Style
Perspectives is designed to help teachers address the
individual learning needs of their students precisely and
In this third edition, authors Lynne Celli
and Nicholas Young summarize the variant critical theories and then
synthesize the best elements of them into a cohesive, intelligent
approach to teaching to students' strengths.
Dividing the learning constructs of students (and
teachers) into three basic types -- auditory, visual, and
tactile/kinesthetic -- they detail the distinctive characteristics of
each learning preference, along with preinstructional and teaching
strategies. Finally, the authors also give tips for assessment and
evaluation of each differing style. They synthesize these variant
theories into a cohesive, intelligent approach to teaching to students'
This book also includes easily referenced charts
of descriptors, strategies, and student behaviors. As a guide to the ins
and outs of learning styles, it will prove invaluable to teachers at any