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Learning Styles
Jessica Jacobs
Natasha Maher
Romanie Miles
Tonia Painter
Tina Simpson
Assessment 2A: Creating a Prezi

Visual learners use visualisation and


aids to acquire knowledge.
(Felder 2000)
Those with a logical learning style also known as a mathematical learning style, learn by classifying and categorising items. They can easily see and interpret patterns, relationships and numbers into understandable terms. These learners are seen as the some of the smartest and brightest of the different learning styles (Ostwald-Kowald 2016).

The method for teaching to this style of learners can be done by creating scenarios with multiple perspectives involving patterns or math (Scarince 2016).
Logical learners need to be challenged and enjoy interpreting equations placed into unique situations that others would find rather challenging in order to stay stimulated.

No evidence or research could be found to support any kind of weakness in the logical learning style. Logical learners are usually intelligent, organised and can solve problems easily through visualising things differently to other learning styles (Logsdon 2016). This is a great type of style to possess, should you be so lucky to have it.

Learners of this category thrive in organised, structured environments and are great with problem solving, visual analysis and possess excellent memories. They move on to have strong careers in areas such as engineering, drafting, accounting, finance, architecture and the sciences (Logsdon 2016).

Object and spatial properties such as shape, colour, space and location are essential to the mental imagery of visual learning (Kozhevnikov et al. 2005, p. 710).
Visual aids
flow charts
Visual learners should find or create information that uses visual aids.
More effective learning will occur if visual storytelling is utilised in teaching experiences (Pashler 2013, p. 467).
Felder (2000) suggests taking notes by creating mind maps, flow charts or drawings, as well as highlighting to connect ideas.

Visual learners struggle with verbal directions, plain text and expressing thoughts into words.
Visual learners excel at imagining ideas and solutions to problems, as well as learning complex concepts quickly and easily.
They find it difficult to see the purpose of activities without knowing the ‘whole picture’ (Silverman 2002).
They are also known for designing, planning and observation skills along with having a good sense of direction and space (Felder 2000).
According to O' Gorman T ( 2010) peripheral noise can be distracting to Aural learners.
They may only be able to focus on small parts of information if delivered in another form such as visual aids.
Another weakness is that exams are usually in written form.
Auditory learners, can also distract others with their constant talking.

Aural learners are also known as
Auditory, Musical or Rhythmic learners.
Their preference is for information that is spoken or heard rather than text.
Aural learners enjoy debates, discussions, being read to, listen and verbalise well.

Singing, enjoying music and playing an instrument are also usual talents (Featherstone 2014).
Aural learners strengths include being skilled at explanations and following spoken directions. They have strong oral communication skills and can articulate their ideas clearly.

Being natural listeners, details are remembered quite accurately when heard. This ability may lead to a foreign language being learned easily.

Their finely tuned ear can hear tone, rhythm and notes and supports musical talent (Featherstone 2014).

For more effective learning Aural learners can
attend classes, discussions, tutorials and lectures.
The use of questioning is imperative.

Recording discussions on a device or transferring
summarised ideas to a voice recorder can also be beneficial.

Aural learners may enjoy discussing ideas or key concepts with others or themselves (Fleming & Baume 2006).

(Yenimath 2010)

(TES Teach 2016)
A physical learner struggles to sit still. They are poor listeners and are not attentive to visual or auditory learning. Physical learners prefer hands on activities and learn by doing. They memorise by walking and seeing and gesture and use hands when they talk
(Institute of Learning Styles Research 2017).

Great ways to learn for physical learners are role play opportunities, sports, hands on activities relating to the lesson, dancing and movement, opportunities to build and construct, Science projects and experiments and chances to interact with their space and environment. Physical learners would also enjoy leading a team (Morgan 2017).

Physical learners have trouble sitting still and paying attention if they are not involved in physical hands on activities. If not taught via the Physical learning style, physical learners can become tense and uneasy causing stress and frustration which often leads to bad behaviour (LeFever 2011).

Physical learners have lots of energy and great motor skills. Having the ability to learn through movement and hands on activities is also a part of a physical learners strengths. Physical learners can skilfully control body movements and handle objects and materials (Scholastic 2017).

(visualpunch 2013)
Silverman (2002) suggests visual learners have creative, mathematical, technological and emotional abilities.

Limited or no background noise is preferred and a lack of engagement is common when no visual stimuli is presented.
(Hiking Artist 2012)
(Duboc 2012)
A Social Learner has strong communication skills, communicating well both verbally and non-verbally with people (Gardner 1999).
People listen to Social learners and often come to them for advice, they are sensitive to the feelings, motivations and moods of others.
These learners are good listeners and also understand the views of others (Curry 1983).
(Woodle of Social Learning 2016)
The strategy/method used for these types of learners is to be taught through discussion in groups. Mind maps and systems diagrams are great learning tools for the social learner.
The best learning environment is one where they are engaged with others and given the opportunity to communicate through talking and listening with the aim of understanding the thoughts of others.
(Zhang 2002).
(Students Collaborating 2016)
(Social (Interpersonal) Learning style 2016)
Social Learners have excellent verbal and written skills. They possess empathy, while having the strength to get along with others extremely well. Social learners are great listeners, they aim to understand the thoughts of others. They learn best from communicating ideas with others and by working in groups (Zhang 2002).
Social learners would make great Psychologists, counselors, mentors and teachers.
(How to teach children math 2016)
(Mathematical Formula 2016)
(Thinking man with lightbulb 2016)
(Learning styles education presentation 2016)

(Social Thinking.com 2017)

(Feiden 2011)
The only real weakness of a Social learner is the inability to successfully work or learn alone
(Gardner 1999).
Social learners can become frustrated easily when obliged to complete course work with-out being given the opportunity to discuss in detail first.
They also dislike participating in social activities alone such has tennis or golf, much preferring to play group sports.
(Girl with headphones 2016)
(Ear 2016)
(Boy Sleeping 2014)
The different learning styles all have their own characteristics, strengths, weaknesses and methods of being taught. Based on each individual person, the way they learn may differ. While one may learn via the logical learning style another may use the physical, verbal, social, aural or visual learning style.
The Prezi demonstrates that if each individual identifies which style they learn best through, it will allow them to reach their full potential.
(Mansion Athletics 2017)
(Running Race 2016)
(Farfia 2017)
(Public School Review 2003)
(Google 2013)
(Haiku Deck 2016)
(Learning Resources 2017)
(Innovasur 2014)
(Yell 2017)
(Kids playing blocks 2014)
The way in which we absorb and retain information is very much determined by our individual learning style or a combination of these styles.

Learning styles are made up of seven different styles of learning which are:
Social, Logical, Physical, Visual, Aural, Verbal and Solitary which we fit into depending on our behaviours and personality traits.
Based upon these traits we can be taught effectively to gain the best possible outcome academically.

The following prezi illustrates five of the seven learning styles centered around their characteristics, strategy/method, strengths and weaknesses.
(Boy with painted hands 2013)
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