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Peer Tutor Guide

Factors that Influence Learning

Factors that Influence Learning

Once a student has determined his or her learning style, it is important to consider the factors that can influence their learning both positively and negatively. For most people four or five of the following elements become extremely important as we attempt to learn new or difficult information.

  • Environmental Factors – sound, light, temperature, room design
  • Emotional Factors – motivation, responsibility
  • Sociological Factors – work individually, work with peers, work on a team
  • Physical Factors – time, transportation, food intake
  • Psychological Factors – right/left brain, impulsive/reflective

By paying attention to the elements that most affect a person’s learning you are being attentive to their learning style.