Learning-Ways and Types



Four Ways of Learning

This outline describes different ways of knowing engaged by people of all kinds, with a particular focus on students at colleges and universities. Based on a study done by Mary Belenky and other scholars, this is helpful for understanding the different kinds of knowing required for college learning.

Introverts in the Classroom

This is a short essay by a Carleton alum who regards herself as on the introverted, shy side. She discusses the particular qualities and experiences associated with her personal style.

Extroverts in the Classroom

This is a short essay by another student who regards herself as extraverted and needing to share the learning process with others.

Levels of Pedagogy and Individualized Instruction

This essay discusses the ways in which teachers sometimes seek to discern different levels at which students engage the subject matter of a course and how teachers can tailor their instruction to fit the needs of individual students.

Four Modes of Knowledge and the Representation of Text

This essay discusses different modes of knowledge - intellectual, intuitive, affective, and somatic - that can be used to represent and examine texts in the context of a given course.

Counterpoints - Issues in Teaching Religious Studies

Edited by Mark Hadley and Mark Unno, Brown University, 1995. This guide containing over a dozen essays is designed by and for faculty and graduate students in religious studies covering everything from procedural matters on the first day of class through in-depth examination of aspects of pedagogical philosophy.


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