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Cultures and Learning Styles

Learning Styles

This unit considers the relationship between culture and learning styles. You will reflect on the cultural and creative influences that impact your own and others’ information processing and learning. Videos and prompts for reflection challenge your knowledge and application of the unit content.

Cultures and Learning Styles

Reading Materials

How Culture Affects Teaching and Learning

Authors: Glen & Grace Doris

Further Reading

Synthesis of the Dunn and Dunn Learning-Style Model Research: Who, What, When, Where, and So What?

Authors: Dunn, R. & Griggs, S. (Eds.) (2003)

Creativity and Learning

Reading Materials

Intelligence Cannot be Defined by Exams

Author: Peter Tait, The Telegraph

Changing Education Paradigms

Author: RSA Animate and Sir Ken Robinson

Further Reading

Small Arcs of Larger Circles: Framing Through Other Patterns

Author: Bateson, N. (2016)

Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative

Author: Robinson, K. (2001)



How would you rate your own culture in relation to high context and low context cultures? Consider what kind of information processing is promoted in the different cultures you have experienced in your home-country. Are these reflected in your own preferred learning style?


Have you observed any cultural differences in learning styles when travelling or meeting people from different countries? How might you need to adapt when working with someone from a different cultural context?


How is creativity promoted in your culture? Reflect on creative approaches to learning that have or have not worked well for you.

Unit 1: Introduction to Learning Styles

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Unit 3: Learning Styles in the Organisation

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