Learner Characteristics and Their Impact on Lesson Planning

Characteristics of students like socioeconomic level, learning styles / cognitive styles, cultural diversity, and giftedness can all play a role in a teacher’s lesson planning. Each of these characteristics have an impact.

Socioeconomic Level: Planning should consider the student’s basic needs. It should allow for less parent involvement due to parents having multiple jobs. Plans should also allow for remediation strategies in case a student’s skills are not appropriate for the lesson.

Learning Style / Cognitive Style: Planning should consider all types of learning styles. They should also appeal to all thinking styles

Cultural Diversity: Planning should consider promoting tolerance and respect for all cultures.

Giftedness: Planning should consider challenges that can help gifted student learn more.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s