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- Introduction to 7 Learning Styles
Introduction to 7 Learning Styles
Everybody learns in different ways. Some of us learn better in groups and some people learn better by themselves. Similarly, some people can read books and remember all the facts. Sometimes, you feel that you’re not suited to a particular learning style. It’s interesting to know what style we have. So, we can study and learn better in the future by using that learning style. That is better and suitable for us among the seven main styles of learning.
Let’s explore the seven different learning styles, the credit goes to Howard Gardner for his work. Briefly, answer the question, why are student learning styles so important. For teachers, it’s important to know your students, especially their strengths. So, what is the best way to get an individual student to process and absorb information? Then, teachers can use that information to help their students succeed academically.
From my experience, Visual learners in the classroom and through years of conducting student learning style inventories, are one of the most popular learning styles. These learners prefer to learn through flow charts, diagrams, mind maps, and many infographics. I am a visual learner. That is why I paint pictures with these videos for my case. In the case of many others, information is learned through space and Direction. Visual learners get careers in video art and architecture. They have great spatial recognition and can visualize information on a large scale as well as on a small scale.
Auditory (Aural learners)
The next learning style is auditory also called aural learners or even musical learners. These types of students make the most of sound rhyme jingles and music. Now, anyone who loves music understands that music at its best creates an emotional connection. The emotional connection to sound and music leads to a better comprehension of auditory. Often, learners find work as sound engineers, musicians, and even songwriters. This is another learning style on the list, but not the least important.
Verbal (linguistic learners)
The next learning style is verbal, the verbal also known as the linguistic learning style. Verbal learners make the most out of both the written and verbal word. Look to facilitate roundtable discussions classroom debates and more sharing of ideas. These students are natural-born speakers and will excel when given a chance to verbally express themselves. Therefore, allow these students to present in front of their peers. These students are often the ones that will argue with a teacher at any chance they get. Verbal style learners often find careers in politics writing and in speaking.
Kinesthetic (Physical Learners)
Moving on to kinesthetic learners, also called physical learners. Because they enjoy movement and exercise as they learn. As a teacher try and allow the students to walk around, stretch and provide class activities. Now, some courses are better designed to allow teachers to provide kinesthetic activities in the classroom. When it comes to instruction, incorporate hands-on learning activities using manipulatives and different projects. These are the students you will find playing several different sports and they are very physically active. These students will pursue careers in sports, exercises, and construction.
Mathematical (logical learners)
Next on the list is logical learners also called mathematical style learners? Math itself is all about simplification and reasoning when teaching looks to give logical learners the clearest explanation possible. These types of students enjoy working on problems and figuring out the answer to the problems. They prefer very objective lessons, provide information through bullet points, to-do lists. And give students a chance to think strategically. Because the logical learners enjoyably engaged with difficult tasks and problems. Most of the time they find careers as scientists, mathematicians, and detectives. These are the students that excel in math and enjoy a good mystery show.
Interpersonal (Social Learners)
The first learning style is Interpersonal, it benefits from social interactions with other students. These learners will play off the ideas of others. So, develop small study groups and peer-to-peer tutoring sessions to accommodate these students. And, view your classroom as a community of learners and avoid tedious lectures. Present opportunities for these students to work and learn from groups of others. Interpersonal learners have excellent communication skills. One day, these students will pursue careers in teaching, counseling, and sales.
Intrapersonal (Solitary Learners)
Next up is Intrapersonal learners, also called solitary learners because they prefer a learning environment without interaction. As a teacher allow the students to set goals and tasks for themselves as well as let them choose their topics. These students will benefit from several different types of learning models: blended learning, personalized learning, a flipped classroom model, and independent learning models. So, try and find ways to allow these students to study quietly and free them from distractions. These students often grow up to work in positions where they spend much of their time in a cubicle. Interpersonal learners pursue careers in data analysis, research, and security officers.