Learning StylesBy Cynthia Padnuk Edu 352Wetanal Lenardson August 20, 2012
Visual learners: Are good at spelling Like colors Understand charts Dream in color Are good with sign language Needs to think before understanding lecture (about.com)Are you a visual learner?
Visual learners do best when: They watch videos Teacher uses white board and projector They use visual formats (photo essay) They draw maps and processes Make outlines Color code and highlight They use diagrams and graphs (About.com) Learning techniques for visuallearners
Auditory learners: • Can’t keep quiet for long periods • Like to read to self out loud • Are not afraid to speak in class • Follow spoken words well • Enjoy music • Remembers names • Are good at explaining • Are good in study groups • Are good at grammar and foreign language (About.com)Are you an auditory learner?
Auditory learners do best when: • They record lectures • Use audiotapes for language practice • They participate in group discussions • They use auditory formats (podcasts) • They use word association to remember facts and lines • They repeat facts with eyes closed (About.com) Learning techniques for auditorylearners
Kinesthetic learners: Feel trapped in a lecture classroom Enjoy physical activities like sports Like working with their hands Talk with their hands Enjoy “getting their hands dirty” Have a strong sense of feel Like adventure stories Are fidgety during lectures (University of Phoenix,2011)Are you a kinesthetic learner
Kinesthetic learn best when: Role playing Taking field trips Studying with others Studying in short periods They experience learning Using memory games Creating videos (About.com)Learning techniques of kinestheticlearners
Incorporation of various techniques in the classroom ensures that students will remember the information. Doing reinforces what a child learns.Passive learning vs active learning
Learning styles alsoapply to children withspecial needs. Specialneeds kids are not allalike. One size doesnot fit all. If oneapproach does notwork, try another.
ReferencesFleming, Grace, 2012,Auditory Learning Style ,Learning by HearingFleming, Grace, 2012, Visual Learning, Learners Who Understand by Seeing Retrieved from http://homeworktips.about.comShelly, G., Gunter, G., Gunter, R., 2012 Teachers Discovering Computers, Integrating in a Connected World, Cengage LearningUniversity of Phoenix, 2011, Physical (Kinesthetic) Learning Style Retrieved from http://www.phoenix.eduPhotos retrieved from Google .com . Learning Style