Wednesday, April 4, 2012

What are learning styles

A learning style is a way of learning. Different people have different learning styles. Your preferred learning style is the way in which you learn best. Three learning styles that are often identified in students are the Auditory Learning Style, the Visual Learning Style, and the Tactile/Kinaesthetic Learning Style. Read, the below mentioned article to identify your preferred learning styles.

Auditory learning style
Auditory learners are those who learn best when they hear the information. Have you observed yourself learning best when a teacher lectures in class or during class discussions? Do listening to audio tapes help you learn faster? Do you find yourself reading aloud or talking things out to gain better understanding? If the answer of these questions is yes, then you are probably an auditory learner.

Visual learning style
Visual learners are those who learn best when information is presented in visual format such as pictures or diagrams or in a written language format. Do you learn faster in classes in which teachers provide clear handouts, and make extensive use of an overhead projector, do a lot of writing at the chalkboard,? Do you try to remember information by creating pictures in your mind? Do you take detailed written notes from your textbooks and in class? If the answer of these questions is yes, then you are probably a visual learner.

Tactile/Kinaesthetic learning style
Tactile/Kinaesthetic learners are those who learn best in practical  learning settings in which they can physically manipulate something in order to learn about it. Do you do well in classes in which there is a practical lab? Do you learn best when you can move about and handle things? Do you learn better when you have an actual object in your hands rather than a picture of the object or a verbal or written description of it? If the answer of these questions is yes, then you are probably a tactile/kinaesthetic learner.

You may be still confuse about your learning styles. Because we do not only use a single learning style, but a mix of all these three styles. The only thing we can observe is that out of these three learning styles, there will be one which we use more often and which gives us maximum learning. So try to identify your best learning style and then use that style for your benefit. When you choose a major and future career, keep your learning style firmly in mind.

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