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All Students Are Created Equally and Differently: Addressing Diverse Learning Styles in the Science Classroom

Posted by Perry Scopes on October 12, 2018

Imagine you are a middle school student challenged with the phenomenon, “What causes rainbows?” in your science classroom.

Your preferred learning style might be to watch a video depicting the dispersion of colors within a prism. Your friend would rather read an explanation; another classmate prefers to draw a diagram, while another would like to learn through experimentation with the frequency of light and refraction.

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Topics: VARK model, Neil Fleming, learning styles, VARK, positive student learning and behavior, comprehension and motivation, science classroom, diverse learning styles