Perceptions of teachers on the learning style of children aged 3 to 5 years in Dhaka city
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Learning styles refer to the personal characteristics that influence a student's capacity to acquire knowledge, interact with peers and the teacher, and otherwise participate in learning activities. Individuals have diverse methods to learning. According to research, and a single technique or approach is unable to create optimal learning circumstances for all learners. Teachers all across the world employ a range of teaching approaches to assist individuals or children. In Bangladesh, studies on preschool teachers' perceptions and practices regarding the learning styles of children is limited. Hence, the purpose of this study was to explore the perceptions and practices of preschool teachers’ regarding the learning styles of children. This study was conducted in a qualitative manner. Eight teachers from English medium schools have been selected purposively for In-depth Interviews. Findings showed that these per-school teachers are not only aware of children’s different learning styles, but also express a strong desire to educate their pupils in accordance with their learning styles. They understand that different learners have different learning methods. The majority of them first became acquainted with the notion of learning styles through pre-service training. They use a range of aids or ways to deliver a lesson, including video demonstration, pair work, group work, discussion, role play, field trips etc. in face to face class. All the eight teachers shared that they face challenges in applying different learning techniques in online classes during COVID-19. More research on this area is needed to explore the best online practices to address different learning style of children in the classroom.