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This paper examines how to effectively teach students who learn differently. Teaching method and learning style theory and research are relevant in addressing this issue because many such students are able to excel in certain areas but not in others. The paper uses the example of a student who excelled only in Bible education and art, explaining that such classes are taught differently than other classes. Many teachers deliver information in ways that only some students understand easily, teaching to students who are more analytic than global learners. Students must then be analytic learners in order to effectively process information presented in this manner. Most students (particularly younger students) do not learn analytically. Society focuses on traditional teaching and evaluation methods. Standardized tests are biased against global processors. Current teaching and assessing methods are too narrow and rigid to cover most students' range of abilities, knowledge, and understanding. The concept of multiple intelligences is relevant to this issue, though few schools work to develop all intelligences in all students. The paper presents suggestions for effectively teaching and assessing global learners. It also describes how to teach students who have visual perceptual problems and who are sensitive to light. (SM)

Descriptors: Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Learning Processes, Multiple Intelligences, Special Needs Students, Teaching Methods

Autor: Wells, Annie M.

Fuente: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12117&id=ED440921

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