Power of Diversity: New Ways of Learning and Teaching Through Learning Styles

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A&C Black, Jan 1, 2004 - Education - 336 pages

At its simplest Barbara Prashnig's message is disarmingly clear:

Every one of us has a learning style, thinking style and working style as unique as our fingerprints.

Parents and schools can now easily identify individual learning styles.

It is imperative for schools, parents and organizations to cater to those individual differences.

Unless this happens, millions more will be wrongly classed as school failures because their learning style is not suited to their school's teaching style.

A fascinating introduction to the concept of learning style and the part they play in every area of our lives. Designed as an easy to read workbook with checklists and exercises to give the reader insight into their own unique learning preferences.

This book is great for anyone interested in improving their success academically, in business, sport or in relationships at work or home.

 

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Contents

The State of the
1
Diversity is our Strength
8
Learning Styles A Quiet Revolution
31
The LSA A Revolutionary Instrument
69
Too Many Provocations?
91
Dont Teach Me Let Me Learn
129
The New Look of Learning and Teaching
177
Learning Styles are Life Styles
223
The more you know the more you can know
275
Out of chaos comes new order
277
Flexible is beautiful
281
Get familiar with your new self
287
See how far you have come a checklist for change
289
On to an Exciting Future 1 The new drug of education
291
The School of the Future based on learning styles
295
Nine steps to being a change agent in your school
299

Opposites Attract
239
just cant understand you
247
Conflict resolution NewStyle
249
A true love story in style
251
Parents Children and Their Styles 1 Like father like son?
253
This is such an easy child
255
Homework the neverending battle in some families
257
Messy rooms minefields in our family homes
263
wish I could bring up my children all over again
265
Learning styles as new family therapy
267
Make Changes in Style 1 Breaking an old myth no pain no gain
271
Acceptance the first step to change
273
Unity through diversity is it possible?
303
Focus on strengths and manage weaknesses
305
Know who you want to become and go for it
309
Walk your talk dance your story celebrate your glory
313
And there is still so much more to learn
319
Conclusion
323
References
325
Bibliography and Further Reading
329
CLC Training Programmes
333
How to Order CLC Products
335
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About the author (2004)

Barbara Prashnig pioneered the introduction of the 'diversity concept' in education training in New Zealand and internationally and is now considered to be one of the world's foremost experts on style diversity. Through the organization she founded, the Creative Learning Company, she has made style assessment instruments available via the internet in seven different languages.

Barbara has now worked for over 12 years as an educator and trainer, introducing her pioneering concept of learning and working styles into educational institutions and businesses throughout New Zealand and around the world. In this book, she presents her tried and tested findings and offers new ways of catering for the great diversity in students, helping teachers and parents alike.

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