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Cognitive Learning Styles and Digital Equity: Searching for the Middle Way

By Glenn Hardaker, Aishah Sabki and Richard Dockery

Abstract

This research is driven by a desire to understand the lifelong learner in the context of styles of learning and the emerging implications of technology enhanced learning for digital equity. Recognizing cognitive learning styles is the first step educators need to take in order to be most effective in working with students of diversity and bridging across formal and informal settings. Learning environments as a characterising feature of learning styles have undergone unprecedented change over the past decade with learning environments now blending physical and virtual space. To support the increasing diversity of learners pedagogy has to be fair, culturally responsive, equitable and relevant to the ‘virtual generation’. This in turn will inform our understanding of the ‘middle way’ in recognising cognitive learning styles , associated cultural context, and the implications to digital pedagogy equity

Topics: T1, H1, L1
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.hud.ac.uk:6349

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