Learning Modalities

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Learning Modalities

  1. 1. Learning Modalities Becky Renegar
  2. 2. <ul><li>I hear and I forget. </li></ul><ul><li>I see and I remember. </li></ul><ul><li>I do and I understand. </li></ul><ul><li>- Confucius </li></ul>
  3. 3. 3 Common Modalities <ul><li>Everyone learns in different ways. However, there are three main modes of learning: </li></ul><ul><li>Visual </li></ul><ul><li>Auditory </li></ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>Most people have a primary mode of learning. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Visual <ul><li>Visual learners learn best by seeing . </li></ul>People who learn best through the visual modality learn best by seeing. <ul><li>Involves the use of seen or observed things, including pictures, diagrams, demonstrations, displays, handouts, films, flip-chart, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>About 60% of people are visual learners. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Auditory <ul><li>People who learn best through the auditory modality learn best by hearing. </li></ul><ul><li>Involves the transfer of information through listening: to the spoken word, of self or others, of sounds and noises. </li></ul><ul><li>About 30% of people are auditory learners. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Kinesthetic <ul><li>Kinesthetic learners learn best by moving and doing. </li></ul><ul><li>Involves physical experience - touching, feeling, holding, doing, practical hands-on experiences </li></ul><ul><li>About 10% of the general population are kinesthetic learners. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>&quot;Children enter kindergarten as kinesthetic and tactual learners, moving and touching everything as they learn. By second or third grade, some students have become visual learners. During the late elementary years some students, primarily females, become auditory learners. Yet, many adults, especially males, maintain kinesthetic and tactual strengths throughout their lives.“ </li></ul><ul><li>( Teaching Secondary Students Through Their Individual Learning Styles , Rita Stafford and Kenneth J. Dunn; Allyn and Bacon, 1993) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Learning Style Resources <ul><li>http://keirsey.com/matrix.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.openspacecomm.com/Articles/Article-Spatial%2018-4.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.ldpride.net/learningstyles.MI.htm#Visual%20Learners: </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.thomasarmstrong.com/multiple_intelligences.htm </li></ul>

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