Thursday, October 15, 2009

Learning Styles and 3D Animation Movies

Next time you see a movie or read a novel, try to guess what learning style elements the main characters exhibit. Of course, it’s impossible to know for sure unless the characters answer the LSA questionnaire (even experts get it wrong without the tool), but it’s great fun guessing!

Here is a Learning Style Analysis of the main characters in the latest 3d animation family movie called “Up”.

(Plot summary, compliments of

A young Carl Fredrickson meets a young adventure spirited girl named Ellie. They both dream of going to a Lost Land in South America. 70 years later, Ellie has died. Carl remembers the promise he made to her. Then, when he inadvertently hits a construction worker, he is forced to go to a retirement home. But before they can take him, he and his house fly away. However he has a stowaway aboard. An 8 year old boy named Russell, whose trying to get an assisting the elderly badge. Together, they embark in an adventure, where they encounter talking dogs, an evil villain and a rare bird named Kevin.)

Ellie’s Learning Style Elements:

  • Auditory (talking)
  • Kinesthetic (external)
  • Kinesthetic (internal)
  • Visual (external)
  • Visual (internal)
  • Tactile

Carl’s Learning Style Elements:

  • High Perseverence
  • Fluctuating Responsibility
  • Non-conforming

Russell’s Learning Style Elements:

  • Auditory (talking)
  • High Responsibility
  • Group-oriented

Evil Villain’s Learning Style Elements:

  • Works alone (don’t they all?)
  • Externally Motivated

For more Learning Style Elements, please see the LSA Pyramid.

To check your child’s or your own unique learning preferences, click here.

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