Journey to Excellence

4MAT

Definition

The 4MAT model is a system that provides a basis for understanding the core elements of learning. It presents learning as a natural cycle, capitalizing on the strengths of the four major learning styles identified by researchers: Connection to Personal Experience, Development of Conceptual Understanding, Guided Practice and Application, and Creation Leading to Learner Synthesis and Integration.

Rationale

4MAT encourages educators to consider not only what students learn, but how and why they learn.

Resources

4MAT Trainer's Room
4MAT Unit Plans
About Learning Inc
Learning Styles and the 4MAT System: A Cycle of Learning

More Learning Style/4MAT Resources on CIRCLE

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