Date of Award

Spring 1996

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Education

First Advisor

Shirley Baker

Second Advisor

Denise Incoronato

Third Advisor

Valerie Gager

Abstract

People are unique in many ways, including the way they learn. Teachers who teach through modality strengths take advantage of individual learning styles to increase the rate of learning by providing information through the most effective channel for each student. The three learning modality strengths are visual, auditory and kinesthetic. These modality strengths are identified, defined, discussed and applied in this thesis project. The essence of the written portion is provided in the sections that identify, define, and discuss learning modalities including strengths and weaknesses, and suggestions for incorporation into classrooms. The course outline illustrates a significant portion of the thesis project through practical application during fifteen weeks of instruction. The author addressed each learning modality' strength through conscious presentation of material in varied formats.

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