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Learning Modalities: Significance And Application, Marylee Schneider Apr 1996

Learning Modalities: Significance And Application, Marylee Schneider

Education Undergraduate Theses

People are unique in many ways, including the way they learn. Teachers who teach through modality strengths take advantage of individual learning styles to increase the rate of learning by providing information through the most effective channel for each student. The three learning modality strengths are visual, auditory and kinesthetic. These modality strengths are identified, defined, discussed and applied in this thesis project. The essence of the written portion is provided in the sections that identify, define, and discuss learning modalities including strengths and weaknesses, and suggestions for incorporation into classrooms. The course outline illustrates a significant portion of the ...


Teaching Foreign Languages: Theory-In-Action, Tiana Pitstick Apr 1996

Teaching Foreign Languages: Theory-In-Action, Tiana Pitstick

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Theses

There are two theories currently circulating in the field of teaching foreign languages: language studying and language acquisition. Typical "language studying" consists in the traditional practice of direct teaching by the instructor who delivers information to and retrieves it from a student. "Language acquisition" is an educational system based on immersion in the language, often called a “whole language” approach to learning a language. These theories lead to different teaching methodologies, procedures, and outcomes. Teachers of foreign languages should develop and implement a theory that aids the students best in improving their fluency in all the language skills. Presently, the ...