Understanding individual learning preferences and group learning methods


Stella Collins, Stellar Learning Last Published  28 April 2015

People like to learn in different ways; sometimes alone and sometimes in groups. You want different techniques to motivate and engage people with different learning preferences, who may be learning different topics and in different environments. In this tool you’ll find out about the value of models to design training for a wide variety of learning preferences and read about the Multiple Intelligences Theory of learning preferences. There are also suggestions for how these models and theories can be used in real learning situations.

Who this tool is for:
This tool is for trainers, coaches and training designers who want to design and deliver engaging training to appeal to a range of learning styles and preferences. These ideas can be adapted to coaching and mentoring situations, which are more likely to be with individuals, or for group situations such as face to face workshops or virtual learning environments.

This tool will:
  • help you engage learners with different styles in multiple learning situations
  • give you a range of exercises to apply across different situations with different people.

Unit: Enhancing Participant Engagement in the Learning Process (5PEL)

This tool maps to the following learning outcomes:
  • Explain the individual and group psychology most pertinent to learner engagement.