Learning Styles

Keep Calm and Try Different Methods of Learning

Four Types of Learning Styles

  1. Visual
  2. Auditory
  3. Tactile
  4. Kinesthetic
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Visual Learning

Visual learning is seen by students who learn through observation. Students use their eyes to visualize information that is given to them, making it easier for them to understand concepts.

Postive (+) and Negatives (-)

  • Learns by seeing
  • loves pictures and diagrams
  • good at reading maps and charts
  • creates strong pictures in own mind while reading a book
  • good handwriting
  • struggles with verbal directions
  • distracted by noises
  • remembers peoples faces but has hard time remembering names
  • usually need to keep eye contact to concentrate while talking to others
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Auditory Learning

Auditory learning is seen in students who learn by listening. It is important for students who are auditory learners to hear and listen. They speak slower but are natural born listeners.

Postives (+) and Negatives (-)

  • Learns by hearing
  • Benefit with dialogue and recordings
  • group collaboration
  • learns best in lectures
  • uses words and music to learn
  • can't focus with out music in background
  • understands peoples tone
  • great at telling stories
  • has issues with body language and facial expressions
  • struggles with writing and written directions
  • remembers names
Auditory Learners

Tactile/Kinesthetic Learning

Tactile or Kinesthetic learning is seen through students who learn through experience and doing things. These learners do better with hands on activities that will keep them engaged and active through out the lesson. Students that are tactile/Kinesthetic learners usually struggle in the traditional classroom setting.

Postives (+) and Negatives (-)

  • Learns by doing and solving real life problems
  • enjoys activities and use of all senses to engage in learning
  • likes hands on approaches and learns through trial and error
  • tends to me the slowest talkers and slow on decision making
  • best at taking notes during lectures or while reading (Tactile)
  • prefer to draw doodles or have something in their hands while listening (Tactile)
  • works well in labs
  • has trouble sitting in classroom, lectures, or meetings
  • Must be physically involved or active in classroom settings (Kinesthetic)
  • great at sports (Kinesthetic)
  • has high energy (Kinesthetic)
  • thinks and learns best while moving
  • learns through practice
  • struggles in traditional classroom setting
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Tips and Strategies

Visual Learners
  • take detail notes during lecture
  • visual tagging when memorizing important information (Create mental images that relates to each piece of information)
  • Create symbols that relate to important information to help with memorization
  • create to do lists to keep track with responsibilities and assignments


Auditory Learns

  • Utilize group work in class and outside of class (study groups)
  • talk through important information with another person
  • focus on listening in a lecture. Pay attention to whats being said rather than writing down notes
  • repeat information out loud to yourself
  • read directions out loud for assignment


Tactile/Kinesthetic Learns

  • take detailed notes in the classroom (T)
  • bring an object that you can be held in your hand to keep you active (stress ball etc) (T)
  • relate difficult concepts to real life situations
  • create learning activities that involves physical activity (K)
  • memorize through practice
  • participate in group activities
  • allow time for physical activity or exercise every day (K)

Group Scenarios and Follow up Discussion Questions!

Scenarios:
  • In your English Class, your teacher gives you a group project that is worth 50% of your grade. The project is to present to the class the mythology story that was assign to the group. (Hercules, Troy, Hades, Etc) In your groups discuss how you could create this type of presentation by incorporating the 4 learning styles we went over.
  • In your History Class, your teacher gives you a group project that is worth 50% of your grade. The project is to present to the class a fun and creative way to explain the Civil War. In your groups discuss how you could create this type of presentation by incorporating the 4 learning styles we went over.
  • In your Science Class, your teacher gives you a group project that is worth 50% of your grade. The project is to present to the class the cell body and the human body. In your groups discuss how you could create this type of presentation by incorporating the 4 learning styles we went over.

Follow up: Was it hard creating a lesson that included the 4 learning styles? Why is it important for children to learn in their respected learning styles? How as teachers can we be able to teach our students successfully with these learning styles?

What did you learn?

There are four main learning styles that students use to learn in the classroom. Those learning styles are, Visual, Auditory, Tactile and Kinesthetic learning styles. It is best to remember that all students are not the same and learn in many different ways. As teachers, we should encourage our students to learn in ways that they feel comfortable in and whats best for them. Teachers should be encourage to incorporate all forms of the learning styles into their classroom so that all students can learn in a fair safe environment.
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What is your learning style?

Everyone has their own learning style. Feel free to take this quiz to find your learning style. But remember everyone has bits and pieces of each learning style but has one that is a more dominate learning style.

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For finding out YOUR learning style!!!!!