Carol Boyle, Mentor and Development Officer at The BRITE Initiative, finds accessible and practical content in this book by internationally recognised educational psychologist, Dr Gavin Reid.
Learning Styles and Inclusion by Gavin Reid (SAGE Publications Ltd, 2005) provides practical examples of how to make learning more effective and how to recognise the needs of learners, as well as those of the teaching staff. Importantly, the key point being made in the book is that learning styles can provide teaching staff with an opportunity to identify the needs of individual learners and at the same time recognise the needs of all the learners in the classroom.
My favourite part of the book was the introduction of practical activities which I could adopt and use with my learners as they begin to realise that they learnt in different ways, but also could adapt to the various learning environments.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about learning styles and their impact on the learner and their learning environment – which can then be manipulated to help learners achieve their goals. It is not a complicated book with lots of jargon – it’s extremely easy to read and use.
Learning Styles and Inclusion on Amazon.co.uk (includes a ‘look inside’ preview)