Knowledge of Learning Styles. Obligatory Starting Point for Teaching Social Science in General and the Sociology of Education in Particular

By Laura Magaña Pastrana.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Until recent years, the teaching/learning process was a common denominator for scholars in the field of formal education. Newer findings, however, have indicated that the order of factors in the process alters the product.
The above statement means that instead of the teaching/learning process, the center of interest should be the learner’s real ability to think, process, understand, and apply the information received. Such a concept does not ignore the importance of teaching that is planned, supported, and in accordance with students’ real needs and the characteristics of their setting.
This paper is based on the idea that to the degree classroom teachers in the undergraduate degree program of the sociology at education at UPN-Ajusco are familiar with the systems of representation their students prefer, they will be able to design their didactic planning as a function of students’ learning styles.

Keywords: Learning Styles, Teaching/Learning Process, Social Sciences, Sociology of Education

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 10, pp.155-168. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.921MB).

Laura Magaña Pastrana

Associate Professor “B”, fulltime, at Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Ajusco, Coordination of Eucational Sociology, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional Ajusco, México, D. F., Mexico

Associate Professor “B” and researcher, fulltime, at Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Ajusco. She is Master in Management of Organizations and She is a Graduate in Sociology from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She has a Diploma in Strategic Management for Quality. The subjects she teaches are: Methodology, Techniques of Research, Discourse Analysis and Problems of Higher Education. She is a member of the International Sociological Association. She is a member of the Curriculum Redesign Committee and the Committee on Certification, belonging to the area of Educational Policy, Institutional Process and Management at Universidad Pedagógica Nacional. She has taught at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, teaching the subjects Sociology of Organizations, Organizational Development and Work Psychology. Her main interests are: reading, cinema, classical music, ballads in Spanish and English. She likes to make domestic and international travel, whether academic or pleasure.

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