Methodology & Learning Styles

The term “learning styles” speaks to the understanding that every student learns differently. Technically, an individual’s learning style refers to the preferential way in which the student absorbs, processes, comprehends and retains information.

Individual learning styles depend on cognitive, emotional and environmental factors, as well as one’s prior experience.

One of the most accepted understandings of learning styles is that student learning styles fall into three “categories:” Visual Learners, Auditory Learners and Kinesthetic Learners. These learning styles are found within educational theorist Neil Fleming’s VARK model of Student Learning.

Learning Styles

Methods & Learning Styles Overview

Teacher Centered Approach


Teachers are the main authority figure in this model. It is the primary role of teachers to pass knowledge and information onto their students. In this model, teaching and assessment are viewed as two separate entities. Student learning is measured through objectively scored tests and assessments.

DIRECT INSTRUCTION :- Direct instruction is the general term that refers to the traditional teaching strategy that relies on explicit teaching through lectures and teacher-led demonstrations.

1) Formal Authority - Formal Authority teachers are in a position of power and authority because of their exemplary knowledge and status over their students.

2) Expert - Expert teachers are in possession of all knowledge and expertise within the classroom. Their primary role is to guide and direct learners through the learning process.

3) Personal Model - Teachers who operate under "Personal Model" style are those who lead by example, demonstrating students how to access and comprehend information.

Student Centered Approach


While teachers are an authority figure in this model, teachers and students play an equally active role in the learning process. Student learning is measured through both formal and informal forms of assessment, including group projects, student portfolios, and class participation. Teaching and assessment are connected; student learning is continuously measured during teacher instruction.

INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING :- Inquiry-based learning is a teaching method that focuses on student investigation and hands-on learning. It falls under the student-centered approach, in that students play an active and participatory role in their own learning process.

1) Facilitator - Facilitators place a strong emphasis on the teacher-student relationship. Operating under an open classroom model, there is a de-emphasis on teacher instruction, both student andeducator undergo the learning process together.

2) Personal Model - Teachers who operate under "Personal Model" style are those who lead by example, demonstrating students how to access and comprehend information.

3) Delegator - Teachers act as a "resource" to students, answering questions and reviewing their progress as needed. Teachers play a passive role in student's learning; students are active and engaged participants in their learning.


COOPERATIVE LEARNING :- Cooperative Learning refers to a method of teaching and classroom management that emphasizes group work and a strong sense of community. This model fosters students’ academic and social growth and includes teaching techniques such as “Think-Pair-Share” and reciprocal teaching. This method focuses on the belief that students learn best when working with and learning from their peers.

1) Facilitator - Facilitators place a strong emphasis on the teacher-student relationship. Operating under an open classroom model, there is a de-emphasis on teacher instruction, both student andeducator undergo the learning process together.

2) Delegator - Teachers act as a "resource" to students, answering questions and reviewing their progress as needed. Teachers play a passive role in student's learning; students are active and engaged participants in their learning.

About Swot Strategies


Referred to as SWOT (“Study Without Tears”), Flemings provides advice on how students can use their learning modalities and skills to their advantage when studying for an upcoming test or assignment. "Ompee World School" has implemented SWOT strategies by identifying students as visual, auditory, reading/writing or kinesthetic learners which include;

1) Visual SWOT Strategies

- Utilize graphic organizers such as charts, graphs and diagrams.

- Redraw your pages from memory.

- Replace important words with symbols or initials.

- Highlight important key terms in corresponding colors.


2) Aural SWOT Strategies

- Record your summarized notes and listen to them on tape.

- Talk it out. Have a discussion with others to expand upon your understanding of a topic.

- Reread your notes and/or assignment out loud.

- Explain your notes to your peers/fellow “aural” learners.


3) Read/Write SWOT Strategies

- Write, write and rewrite your words and notes.

- Reword main ideas and principles to gain a deeper understanding.

- Organize diagrams, charts, and graphic organizers into statements.


4) Kinesthetic SWOT Strategies

- Use real life examples, applications and case studies in your summary to help with abstract concepts.

- Redo lab experiments or projects.

- Utilize pictures and photographs that illustrate your idea.

About Project Based Learning


As we all know that individual students have different 'intelligences' it is logical to allow them to develop these different talents through individual projects. Well-organised Primary classes frequently function like this. The fact that the student's project itself ensures that he/she works with a complete concentration which justifies that he/she remembers what is learned: (This approach can be applied almost as easily to languages and mathematics as it can be so-called practical subjects).

Research suggests that many of us remember :

- 10% of what we read

- 20% of what we hear

- 30% of what we see

- 70% of what we discuss with others

- 80% of what we experience by doing

Anytime-Anywhere Learning


Ompee World School has student-friendly campus, with universal access to IT and other technological support, students become aware from the outset that learning can and should be 'Anytime-Anywhere'.