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Learning Styles

  1. 1. Learning Styles How do you learn? By Rhonda Fisher
  2. 2. What is a learning style? How you prefer to absorb information Approach to the learning experience Pattern of behavior
  3. 3. Why is it important to know your learning style? Know your strengths Know your weaknesses Know how to adapt to learning situations
  4. 4. What are types of learning styles? Logical/Mathematical Linguistic/Verbal Musical/Auditory Spatial/Visual Bodily/Physical Interpersonal/Social Intrapersonal/Solitary
  5. 5. Logical/Mathematical Pattern recognition Works well with numbers Performs complex calculations Remembers basics of trig & algebra Works through problems systematically Sets numerical targets
  6. 6. Logical/Mathematical Likes creating agendas, itineraries, to-do lists Supports point of view with statistics & logical examples Picks flaws in logic in others' words, writing, or actions Careers include: sciences, mathematics, accounting, detective work, law, & computer programming
  7. 7. Logical/Mathematical Common Phrases “That's logical.” “Follow the process, rules, or procedures.” “There's no pattern to this.” “Let's make a list.” “We can work this out.” “Quantify it, or prove it!”
  8. 8. Logical/Mathematical Pastimes Brainteasers, backgammon, or chess PC Games such as Dune II, Starcraft , Age of Empires, Sid Meier games, etc. TV shows--Numb3rs
  9. 9. Who Might Use this Style?
  10. 10. Linguistic/Verbal Prefers written or spoken word Expresses self easily verbally or in writing Loves reading & writing Enjoys wordplay: tongue twisters, limericks, rhymes, double entendres, puns, etc. Large vocabularies
  11. 11. Linguistic/Verbal Careers: public speaking, debating, politics, writing, & journalism Phrases: “Tell me word for word.” “I hear you but I'm not sure I agree.” “Let me spell it out.” “In other words...” “The word you are looking for is...”
  12. 12. Linguistic/Verbal Learning Techniques Mnemonics: ROYGBIV Scripting (writing or recording) Read dramatically (with feeling) Roleplaying with scripts
  13. 13. Who Might Use this Style?
  14. 14. Auditory/Musical Like to work with sound & music Good sense of pitch & rhythm Can sing, play musical instrument, or identify sounds of different instruments Notices background music on TV shows or in movies Often hums or taps out songs
  15. 15. Auditory/Musical Careers: Playing instrument, conducting, composing music, & sound engineering Phrases: “That sounds right.” “Tune in to what I'm saying.” “That rings a bell.” “It's coming through loud and clear.” “That's music to my ears.”
  16. 16. Auditory/Musical Learning Techniques Use sound, rhyme, & music Focus on auditory content Use sound recording as background
  17. 17. Who Might Use this Style?
  18. 18. Spatial/Visual Learning Style Prefers images, pictures, color, maps Can easily visualize objects, plans, outcomes, in “mind's eye” Good spatial sense Rarely gets lost Likes whiteboards, drawing, doodling, & scribbling
  19. 19. Spatial/Visual Careers: Visual arts, architecture, photography, video or film, design, strategic planning, and navigation Phrases: “Let's look at it differently.” “Let's draw a diagram.” “See how this works for you.” “I can't quite picture it.” “I'd like to get a different perspective.”
  20. 20. Spatial/Visual Learning Techniques Uses images, pictures, color, & other visual media Use color, layout, & spatial organization Mind mapping Color pens Diagrams
  21. 21. Who Might Use this Style?
  22. 22. Bodily/Physical Uses body and sense of touch Likes sport & exercise Works on problems while going for walk or run Enjoys getting “hands dirty” Makes models Uses gestures & body language Likes to “jump in” playing with physical parts as soon as possible Fidgets through lectures
  23. 23. Bodily/Physical Careers: Physical work, construction, sports, athletics, drama, & dancing Phrases: “That feels right to me.” “I can't get a grip on that.” “Get in touch with...” “My gut feeling is...”
  24. 24. Bodily/Physical Learning Techniques Uses touch, action, movement, and hands-on work Focuses on physical sensations Touch objects, models Use flash cards Draws diagrams Roleplaying to simulate learning experience
  25. 25. Who Might Use this Style?
  26. 26. What style?
  27. 27. What style?
  28. 28. What style?
  29. 29. Social/Interpersonal Communicate well with others verbally & nonverbally People come to you for advice Sensitive to others feelings, motivations, or moods Enjoy teaching or counseling others Prefer learning in groups or classes
  30. 30. Social/Interpersonal Enjoy games that involve others- cards, board games, and team sports
  31. 31. Social/Interpersonal Careers: Counseling, teaching, training, coaching, politics, human resources, etc. Phrases: “Let's work together on this.” “Help me understand this.” “Let's pull some people together to discuss...” “Tell me what you are thinking.”
  32. 32. Solitary/Intrapersonal Private, introspective, independent Good concentration & focus Self-aware Travel to remote places, away from crowds Work better alone
  33. 33. Solitary/Intrapersonal Careers: authors, researchers, park rangers, and security guards Common phrases: “I'd like some time to think it over.” “I'd like to get away from everyone for a while.” “I'll get back to you on that.”
  34. 34. Assignment Learning Styles Inventory @ http://www.learning-styles-online.com/inventory/
  35. 35. Sources AP Photo Archive CBS's Numb3rs Google images Learning Style Perspectives: impact in the classroom by Lynne Celli Sarasin Learning-Styles-Online.com