Types of Learners


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  • Its important for Indian teaching fraternity to improve themselves and make themselves interesting while teaching than talking about meaningless and stupid theories to make things much more uninteresting than the subject or topic is. Introspect yourselves and if you cannot find a way out then you are welcome to consult me to coach, train, mentor and excel.
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  • Visual Learners, Auditory Learner, Kinesthetic Learner, Reading & Writing Learner, Environmental Learner, etc., etc. but all these are good for writing books, PPTs and teaching theories but in real world there are only two main types of learners.

    1. Good Learners and
    2. Bad Learners

    However, its up to the teacher, facilitator, trainer to turn good learners into brilliant learners and bad learners into good learners. Most teacher, facilitator, trainer fail to understand that it is not what he or she wants to talk the learners must listen with interest and absorb but he/ she has to say what the learners want to hear and expect and those who are exceptional teacher, facilitator, trainer are capable in improvising the teaching to present in such interesting, narrative, real-life and connectable story based manner with the help of active learning method, making the students work and apply based on the theories taught are successful in imparting hands on and application oriented knowledge and finally producing highly motivated, dynamic and pragmatic employable youth.

    98% faculty members in all levels of education India fail to ignite the spark in the students because of the absence of the above mentioned skills as they were born, brought up and taught to be conventional and not to think out of the box.

    99% institutions in India fail to encourage out of box thinking and exceptional talents being scared about change which is against India's traditional culture. That is why in many MBA institutions the boys and girls sit far from each other in different groups, institution always mention 'separate hostels for boys and girls' in their prospectus although have no control on the mixing of boys and girls in and outside campus.
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Types of Learners

  1. 1. Copyright of @Rasmussen College<br />Effective instruction through understanding learning styles<br />
  2. 2. My students are not understanding what I am conveying! What do I do?<br />Change your teaching style to match your students’ learning styles.<br />
  3. 3. Module Objective<br />Improve your training ability by understanding and conceptualizing learning styles in relation to a student(s) preferred method of comprehension and enhance achievement.<br />
  4. 4. What is a learning style?<br />According to Ellis (1985), the way a person prefers to receive, store and retrieve material is known as a person’s preferred learning style.<br />
  5. 5. Different Types of Learning Styles<br />There are three basic categories of learning styles:<br />Visual<br />Auditory<br />Kinesthetic/Tactile<br />VAK Model<br />There are two additional ones that should be mentioned as well:<br />Reading and Writing<br />Environmental<br />
  6. 6. Characteristics<br />Process material when it is presented in a visual manner.<br />Illustrations<br />Graphs<br />Images<br />Demonstrated<br />Memory<br />Doodles<br />Difficulty with verbal instructions.<br />Handouts<br />Text Illustrations<br />Power Point <br />Worksheets<br />The Visual Learner<br />Teaching Strategies<br />
  7. 7. Characteristics<br />Process information via spoken words.<br />May prefer to read aloud.<br />Difficulty with written instructions.<br />Dialogue<br />Group Collaboration/Study Groups<br />Lectures<br />Allow for recordings<br />Review directions<br />Auditory Learner<br />Teaching Strategies<br />
  8. 8. Characteristics<br />Processes information best when they can manipulate or “touch” the material.<br />Enjoys activities.<br />Works through a problem.<br />Activities<br />Role Playing<br />Demonstrations<br />Games<br />Computer Applications<br />The Kinesthetic Learner<br />Teaching Strategies<br />
  9. 9. Characteristics<br />Learn best by taking notes <br />Reading the text<br />Summarize readings<br />Be clear on lecture objectives<br />Encourage advanced organizers<br />The Reading and Writing Learner<br />Teaching Strategies<br />
  10. 10. Characteristics<br />Learn best in their desired “environment”.<br />Formal vs. Informal<br />Noise v. Quiet<br />Temperature<br />Lighting<br />Mobility<br />Environmental Learners<br />Teaching Strategies<br />
  11. 11. How can adapting my teaching style to my students’ learning style benefit everyone?<br />Encourage students to understand how they learn and adapt to your teaching methods.<br />Adapt to other instructors.<br />Go for “matching”…avoid “mismatching”<br />Intervention<br />Present information being considerate of all applicable learning styles. <br />Allows for all students to be involved.<br />Involvement =Success!<br />
  12. 12. Enhance your Learning Experience<br />Ellis, Rod. 1985. Understanding Second Language Acquisition. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.<br />Feldman, R.S. (2010). P.O.W.E.R. Learning and Your Life: Essentials of Student Success. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; Boston, Massachusetts<br /> Ferrett, S. K. (1997). Peak Performance: Success in College & Beyond. McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; Chicago, Illinois <br />
  13. 13. Copyright of @Rasmussen College<br />About the Author: This presentation was created by Melissa Opheium, <br />