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What Is Your Learning Style?

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on 27 August 2014

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They need to visualize
to learn well
Think: in images and pictures
SPATIAL/VISUAL LEARNERS
Interacting with people helps them learn well
Thinking: bounce ideas off other people
INTERPERSONAL LEARNERS
Also known as "Self-Smart" as they tend to know themselves
Think: deeply inside themselves
INTRA PERSONAL LEARNERS
Hands-on experiences help
them learn well
Think: through hands-on experiences
BODILY/KINESTHETIC LEARNERS
What is your learning style?
Musical experiences help them understand concepts
Think:
through rhythms, melodies, etc.
MUSICAL LEARNERS
LOGICAL/MATHEMATICAL LEARNERS
Think:
by reasoning
Verbal opportunities help bring out the best in linguistic learners.
Think:
in words
LINGUISTIC/VERBAL LEARNERS
Our goals for this presentation:
1. Learn about the 7 different types of
learning styles
2. Figure out your own learning style
THE 7 LEARNING STYLES...
Love: leading, organizing, relating, mediating,
planning events, etc.
Need: friends, group games, social gatherings,
community events, clubs, mentoring, etc.
All of the critters in these clips are probably interpersonal learners because they are great at working in groups.
Love: running, dancing, jumping, building, touching
Need: roleplay, drama, movement, things to build,
sports and physical games, hands-on learning
The panda learns by DOING the work with his body. He is a bodily/kinesthetic learner.
Love: designing, drawing, visualizing, doodling, etc.
Some important spatial/visual learners in history...
Need: art, legos, video, movies, slides, imagination
games, mazes, puzzles, illustrations, diagrams, etc.
Love: setting goals, meditating, dreaming, being quiet
Need: secret places, independence, time alone,
self-paced projects, choices, etc
Rory doesn't notice the commotion around her. She was so engrossed in her book. She is probably an intrapersonal learner.
Love:
singing, whistling, humming, tapping feet,
actively listening, etc.
Need:
options to create songs that link to learning,
singing along, trips to concerts, music playing
at home/school, musical instruments, etc.
The student who created this video for their geography project is probably a musical learner...
Love:
experimenting, questioning, figuring out puzzles,
calculating, etc.

Need:
things to explore and think about, science
materials, manipulatives, puzzling challenges,etc.
Max seems to be a mathematical thinker...
Love:
reading, writing, telling stories, word games, etc.
Need:
books, audio recordings, writing tools, journals,
dialogues, discussion, debates, direct teaching,etc
Mishka is probably a linguistic learner. She listens to her owners talk and tries to replicate their sounds.
A human example...Frank is probably a verbal/linguistic learner...
Think:
through an ecological viewpoint
NATURALISTIC LEARNERS
Love:
exploring their surroundings, outdoors,
classifying plants and animals, observing,
exploring, conservation, etc.
Need:
Outdoor/experiential opportunities, connections
between classroom learning and the outside
world, etc.
The great photographer Ansell Adams was a naturalistic/ecological thinker. He had a distinct connection with the natural world and worked to classify and display it through his unforgettable photos.
***This is a newer addition to the seven learning styles, and is still debated. It is not included in the inventory you will do next, but you might see traits that reflect your personality.
You may have noticed that some learning styles overlap each other...
Example: Interpersonal and Linguistic/Verbal
Learners are both drawn to groups,
discussion, sharing ideas, etc.
You might also feel like you fall within different learning styles.
Each of us can probably see a little
bit of ourselves in each style.
That's ok!
But overall, we tend to fall into one style more than the others. This style reflects our personality, interests,etc.
How do we find out the one learning style that reflects us the most?
The Learning
Styles Inventory
Read each of the following statements. If it expresses some traits of yours, and sounds mostly true, jot down a T. If it doesn't, then mark it with an F for false.
Let's find your learning style!
1. ________ I'd rather draw a map than give verbal directions.
2. ________ I can play (or used to play) a musical instrument.
3. ________ I can associate music with my moods.
4. ________ I can add and multiply in my head.
5. ________ I like to work with calculators or computers.
7. ________ It's easy for me to say what I think in an argument.
6. ________ I pick up new dance moves fast.
8. ________ I enjoy a good lecture, speech or sermon.
9. ________ I always know north from south, no matter where I am.
10. ________ Life seems empty without music.
11. ________ I always understand the directions that come with new gadgets
or appliances.
12. ________ I like to solve puzzles and play games.
13. ________ Learning to ride a bike (or skates) was easy.
14. ________ I am irritated when I hear an argument or statement that sounds
illogical or doesn't make sense.
15. ________ My sense of balance and coordination are good.
16. ________ I often see patterns and relationships between numbers
faster and easier than others.
17. ________ I enjoy building models or sculpting.
18. ________ I am good at finding the fine points of word meanings.
19. ________ I can look at an object one way and see it sideways or
backwards just as easily.
20. ________ I often connect a piece of music with some event in my life.
21. ________ I like to work with numbers and figures.
22. ________ Looking at the shapes of buildings and structures is
pleasurable to me.
23. ________ I like to hum, whistle and sing in the shower or when I'm
alone.
24. ________ I am good at athletics.
25. ________ I'd like to study the structure and logic of languages.
27. ________ I am sensitive to the expressions on other people's faces.
26. ________ I am usually aware of the expression on my face.
28. ________ I stay in touch with my moods. I have no trouble
identifying them.
29. ________ I am sensitive to the moods of others.
30. ________ I have a good sense of what others think of me.
Place a checkmark beside the statement numbers that you marked "TRUE". Add up your trues for each column at the bottom.
Which learning style(s) did you have the most checkmarks for?
We're going to skim back through the 7 styles one more time.
This time, use the table on your sheet to write down some of the "like" and "need" areas of your learning styles that reflect you and your personality.
ME?
My style?
#1 INTERPERSONAL LEARNERS
Thinking:
bounce ideas off other people
Love:
leading, organizing, relating, mediating,
planning events, etc.
Need:
friends, group games, social gatherings,
community events, clubs, mentoring, etc.
#2 BODILY/KINESTHETIC
Think:
through hands-on experiences
Need:
roleplay, drama,
movement, things to build,
sports, physical games,
hands-on experiences
Love:
Dancing, running, jumping, building,
manipulating objects, etc.
#3 SPATIAL/VISUAL LEARNERS
Think:
in images and pictures
Love:
designing, drawing, visualizing, doodling, etc.
Need:
art, legos, videos, movies, slideshows,
imagination games, mazes, puzzles,
illustrations, diagrams, etc.
#4 INTRAPERSONAL LEARNERS
Think:
deeply inside themselves
Love:
setting goals, meditating, dreaming, being quiet
Need:
secret places, independence, time alone, self
paced projects, choices, etc.
#5 MUSICAL LEARNERS
Think:
through rhythms and melodies
Love:
singing, whistling, humming, tapping
feet, actively listening, etc.
Need:
options to create songs that link to
what they are learning in school,
singing along, trips to concerts,
music playing at home and at school,
musical instruments, etc.
#6 LOGICAL/MATHEMATICAL LEARNERS
Think:
by reasoning
Love:
experimenting, questioning, figuring
out puzzles, calculating, etc.
Need:
things to explore and think about,
science materials, experiments,
puzzling challenges, working with
numbers, etc.
#7 LINGUISTIC/VERBAL LEARNERS
Love:
reading, writing, discussions,
telling stories, word games, etc.
Think:
in words
Need:
books, audio recordings,
writing tools, journals,
dialogues, debates, discussions,
direct teaching, lectures, etc.
How can knowing your learning style help you...
...in the classroom?
...studying? Figuring school stuff out?
...taking tests?
31. _________ I would rather do a school project on my own.
32. ________ I would rather do a school project in a group.
33. _________ I like to set personal goals that I aim to achieve.
34. _________ I am interested in being my own boss, or owning my
own business when I grow up.
35. _________ I like mediating, or helping work out solutions
when my friends have an argument or disagreement.
Knowing your own style can also help you realize that other people might approach the same situation in a way that is different than yours.
Have you ever felt like you excel in some areas of school and have trouble in others?
That's because we all have different LEARNING STYLES. These styles come from our strengths, weaknesses, interests, etc.
Do you feel like you are drawn to certain areas of school, while other are more challenging or don't interest you as much?
You may have noticed that your strengths, weaknesses and interests are different from your friends, family and classmates.
Recognizing your own personal LEARNING STYLE can help you:
- realize more about your own personality
- come up with ways to help yourself do better at
school and in life
- realize that we all have strengths and weaknesses
- realize that everyone has a different style and
we look at the world in different, interesting ways
So is Rosa-Maria...
And Miguel seems like a linguistic learner. He is a natural writer.
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