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Learning TechniquesTo begin this essay about learning techniques or styles, a definition of learning and learning techniques or styles seems in order. The terms learning techniques and learning styles are used interchangeably. As with so many things, there are many definitions based on the writer’s perspective. Jeff Cobb blogs on a website called Mission to Learn and defines learning as follows. “Learning is the lifelong process of transforming information and experience into knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes.” (Cobb) Richard Felder and Eunice Henriques define learning style as “the ways in which an individual characteristically acquires, retains, and retrieves information....” (Felder R. M., 1995) The experts all seem to agree that every student uses a combination of different learning styles, but many students strongly favour one learning style over another while others not so strongly. The British Council has a great summary of various learning style theorists. (http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/articles/learning-styles-teaching). (BBC, 2010) (Felder R. M., 1995) (Felder R. , 1996) (Felder R. M., 2012) Learning styles are also affected by where the language centre of the brain is located and is age dependent. With the use of new technologies such as functional