NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

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K-12 Professionals

The Way They Learn: How to Discover and Teach to Children’s Strengths

EDUC 600




Instructor: Joseph C'de Baca

Grading: Graded

Spring, Summer & Fall (Ongoing)

Instruction Mode: Correspondence

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $165

Class Offered Through Teachers Learning Center

Course Description:

This course will explore the four learning styles: Concrete, Sequential, Random and Abstract. The combinations of learning styles are presented in depth to explain the learning preferences of each style and gaps they may have in learning environments. Teachers will find their preferred learning style and also examine how each style concentrates, remembers and understands best.


1.  Teachers will learn about the basic theories and concepts of Concrete-Sequential (CS) and Random Abstract (RA) learning style preferences of learners and students.

2.  Educators will examine the dominant Concrete-Sequential learning style and dominant Concrete-Random learning style and the learning characteristics that are preferred.

3.  Students will examine the dominant Abstract-Sequential learning style and the Abstract-Random learning styles and describes why these learners have different preferences.

4.  Educators will be presented with theories and explanations about how students concentrate, remember material, and how they understand academic content.

5.  Teachers will examine numerous charts and diagrams that categorize and explain the various learning style preferences and how to use the information for instructional purposes in classrooms.


The Way They Learn: How to Discover and Teach to Your Child's Strengths by Cynthia Tobias. (1993) Colorado Springs: Focus on the Family. 162 pages.

About The Instructor

Joseph C'de Baca
Joseph C'de Baca

Joseph C'de Baca earned his M.Ed. from the University of Phoenix, Denver, CO in Educational Administration. He earned his BA in Industrial Technology from the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Joseph is a former Social Studies and Industrial Technology teacher for 15 years.



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