Learning Styles


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A presentation created to teach a WittSim class (all freshman class at Wittenberg University) about different learn styles. I lead and facilitated conversations about how these learning styles could help students both academically and socially

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  • visual art, architecture, photography, video or film, design, planning (especially strategic), and navigation.
  • playing, conducting, or composing music, and sound engineering (mixing and audiovisual work).
  • public speaking, debating, politics, writing and journalism.
  • general physical work, mechanical, construction and repair work, sports and athletics, drama and dancing.
  • the sciences, mathematics, accounting, detective work, law and computer programming.
  • Some examples of pursuits that people with a strong social style may follow include counseling, teaching, training and coaching, sales, politics, human resources, and others.
  • Those that have a strong solitary style include authors, researchers, park rangers and security guards. Peak performers in any field often have a good solitary style behind other more dominant styles.
  • If you are physical learning style Tuesday Thursday class may not work for you You have to take A credit class if you are Visual take art, if Aural take music. Major selection If you are a solidarity learner for a major that allows you to reflect and process and doesn’t require massive amounts of group work. If you are a logical person chose a major that has you working with numbers or specific facts like math or science. Roommates if you are Social Learning style don’t room with a Solitary Learning style you might drive each other crazy. If you can’t do music while you study you shouldn’t room with an Aural learner If you are a verbal learner start your papers early because you are going to put a lot into them. If you are a physical learner make note cards and go to the gym. If you are a visual learner change your notes into tables or make flow charts. If you are an aural learner make up songs to remember things (it works I’ve done it!)
  • Learning Styles

    1. 1. Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. <br />~Chinese Proverb<br />Learning Styles<br />
    2. 2. Visual Learning Style<br />Prefer using images, pictures, colors, and maps to organize information <br />Easily visualize objects, plans and outcomes<br />Good at using maps and figuring out directions<br />Love drawing, scribbling and doodling<br />
    3. 3. Aural Learning Style<br />Like to work with sound and music<br />Good sense of pitch and rhythm<br />Music invokes strong emotions<br />Find yourself humming or tapping a song without prompting<br />
    4. 4. Verbal Learning Style<br />Easy to express yourself, both in writing and verbally<br />Love reading and writing<br />Enjoy increase vocabulary and using new words <br />Like playing on the meaning or sound of words<br />
    5. 5. Physical Learning Style<br />Use your body and sense of touch to learn about the world around you<br />Think out issues, ideas and problems while you exercise<br />Use larger hand gestures and other body language to communicate<br />Fidget or can’t sit still for long<br />
    6. 6. Logical Learning Style<br />Recognize patterns easily, as well as connections between seemingly meaningless content<br />Work well with numbers and you can perform complex calculations<br />Work through problems and issues in a systematic way<br />Often support your points with logical examples or statistics<br />
    7. 7. Social Learning Style<br />Communicate well with people, both verbally and non-verbally<br />Prefer learning in groups or classes, or you like to spend much one-on-one time with a teacher or an instructor<br />Prefer to work through issues, ideas and problems with a group<br />
    8. 8. Solitary Learning Style<br />Private, introspective and independent<br />Concentrate well, focusing your thoughts and feelings on your current topic<br />Often reflect on past events and the way you approached them<br />Work on problems by retreating to somewhere quiet and working through possible solutions<br />
    9. 9. How do I apply this?<br />Course Selection<br />Major Selection <br />Roommates <br /> Studying for tests or writing papers <br />
    10. 10. Learning Style Exercise<br />Break up into your learning style group <br />Define Friendship <br />Give and example of what friendship is <br />How did your specific learning style effect your groups answer? <br />