7 Learning Styles in Education

Since all learners are different, they have their own distinct style of learning. Below is a detailed list of seven major learning style.

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Visual

This is a learning style that utilizes the sense of sight to learn. It involves

  • Use of pictures, colored images and other visual media to learn.
  • Use of visual words, spatial and layouts.
  • Replacing of audio words with visual pictures to highlight the most important ideas.
  • Use of mind maps in learning.

Aural

This is an effective learning style for those learners who prefer sound such as recordings, music, and rhythms. It involves;

  • Use of audio recordings to provide a background in learning by helping you to get into visualization.
  • Use of favorite music during learning to help improve emotions and moods.
  • Making of memorable rhythms and rhymes that will help you visualize the concept being learned.

Verbal 

For those who prefer using words in learning, this is the effective method. To make this style effective, try to

  • Involve techniques that will simultaneously involve speaking and writing.
  • Read your script loudly by making it more dramatic.
  • Record your lessons using tapes or other recording aids and play them later when you are ready to learn.
  • Work in groups of learners and use role playing to learn through conversations and negotiations.

Interpersonal learning

Also called the solitary learning style, this learning style is for those learners who prefer to learn alone.

To make this effective, the learner should;

  • Define his or her learning objective and goals before starting to learn.
  • Align those objectives and goals with his or her personal values and beliefs.
  • Always apply other styles of learning for comparing what you have learnt with others.
  • Highlight what is in his mind during the time of learning. Your thoughts have a bigger influence on what you will learn at that particular moment.
  • Be skilled in time management.
  • Use modeling as the most effective aid.

Interpersonal learning.

This is the opposite of intrapersonal learning. Also known as social learning, it involves learning with people in groups. It involves learning together with peers through brainstorming. So far, this is the most effective style of learning.

  • Through this style, one is able to share some information on what one thinks about the subject.
  • Involves role playing techniques.

Logical

This learning involves use of logical reasoning to solve a problem. It is effective for mathematics and science learners. Logical thinking will help the student to understand the bigger picture behind any problem.

Kinesthetic

This is a physical learning style wherein learners learn by doing a task.

 

Author Bio: The author of this guest article is John Kim. He is a government sponsored student at Yourbestwriters.com and pursuing education at the Bachelor’s level.

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