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Learning Styles

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Jenessa Johnson

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Transcript of Learning Styles

What Is Your Learning Style?
Interpersonal
Intrapersonal
Each participant should be aware of his/her
preferred learning style

Understand how to adjust your approaches to
learning based on the identified learning style

Be aware of the subject and/or areas of focus that would complement each of the 4 main learning styles identified.


Learning Objectives
What are the next steps?
Points to Note
Possible Careers
Learning Styles

Types of Learning Styles
Auditory
Visual learners prefer to see written
information, diagrams, pictures and videos.

You would rather someone "show you" than
"tell you".

You try to visualize something or paint a
picture in your mind when someone
describes something to you.

Auditory
Visual
Kinaesthetic/Tactile
Visual-Spatial
Loves magazines, books and other types of reading materials

Tends to be good at spelling

Tends to be detailed oriented

Typically tidy and organised

Concentrates better with a clear line of sight to visual aids
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Tends to be less organized than visual learners.

Focusing or listening to teachers in class is more difficult if you are not doing something e.g. writing or typing information.

You like to get up and move around when trying to understand information.

You prefer to have a pen/pencil in your hand to take notes during classes or when studying for exams.
Kinesthetic/Tactile
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Kinaesthetic
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Knowing your Learning Style
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Possible Career Choices
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Learning Styles
Auditory
Art and Craft
Provide a variety of different learning stations and instructional areas
Use multisensory resources, manipulatives, and supports to help students understand a topic
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VAK Model
Enjoys speaking with others

Able to follow verbal directions better than written directions

Able to remember names well

Reads slowly

Benefits from study groups
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Possible Career Choices
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At the end of this session:
You can identify/target areas for improvement
You can adopt your style to different situations to aid in your success
Characteristics
Relate best to information that is written, such as graphs, maps, diagrams, charts, highlighted notes, flash cards
Feel frustrated when unable to take notes
Characteristics

You are a very good listener. You tend to absorb information better through sounds, music, discussions, and so on.

You like dialogue, discussion and plays.

You like the teacher to provide verbal instructions.




Rather than written reports, you tend to do better on oral presentations and reports.

You are better able to appreciate books on tape and may find reading aloud will help in retaining information.

You prefer to hear materials as they are spoken, such as in lecture format.

You are best able to recall information after it has been spoken rather than through reading it.


Auditory
Prefers to learn from hands on experience rather than watching a demonstration or hearing instructions;

Tend to be "touchers" or feelers.

Like to be physically active; learns better when physical activities are involved e.g role play. (Prefers classes that involves more practical/ participatory activities).

Have a difficultly sitting still for too long.

More likely to be able to put things together without reading the instructions.
Characteristics
Enjoys action, experiences and discovery

Able to master skills through practice and imitation

Tends to collect items

Good at sports

Benefits from role-playing situations

Often good at playing a musical instrument

Handwriting often not good
Auditory Learners
Subject Areas that may better suit
Visual Learners
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Possible Career Choices
Visual Learners
Kinaesthetic/ Tactile Learners
Musician, Disc jockey, Songwriter (Music Industry)
Sound engineer
Lawyer
Teacher
Politicians
Customer Service related jobs (or any careers that focus on public interaction
Translator (specializing in foreign languages)
Public Relations Officer
Artist, Sculptor, graphic designers Professional Photographer etc. (Creative Industries)
Architect
Web designer
Animator
Videographer
Strategic Planner (or any other career field where you have to see the "BIG" picture.
Careers in Advertising/Marketing industry
Landscaper

Scientist; Lab technicians
Computer Technician or programmer
Law Enforcement Officers
Mechanic
Caterers
Carpenter; Construction Worker
Fashion designer; jewelery designer
Electrical Engineer
Physiotherapist, Doctor; Dental Assistant; Pediatrician (Medical field)
Cosmetologist
Kinaestetic
Often good at dance and martial arts

Becomes restless during long lectures

Often touches others in a gesture of friendship

Often studies most effectively while lying down, fiddling with objects

Able to learn best when able to freely move about
Visual
You would rather observe than talk or act; you like to watch what is happening and can describe specific details about your surroundings.

You usually take detailed notes.

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Academic Advantages
Maximizing your learning potential

Succeeding on all educational levels

Understanding how best to study and score better on exams and tests

Overcoming limitations in the classroom

Reducing frustration and stress levels

Expanding your existing learning strategies
Personal Benefits
It improves your self confidence

You learn how best to utilise your brain

You have insight into your strengths as well as weaknesses

You learn how to enjoy learning more

You develop a motivation for learning

You understand how to maximize your natural abilities and skills
Professional Gains
Benefits of Understanding Your Learning Style
There is no right or wrong way to learn
Staying up to date on professional topics

Gaining an edge over the competition

Managing teams in a more effective manner

Improving sales skills

Increasing your earning power

Learning how to deliver more effective presentations


Frequently talkative in class

Enjoy debates and discussions

Benefits from reading aloud

Tends to memorise well

Prefer listening to the news

Enjoys music

Characteristics
Cont'd
Characteristics

Determining Your Learning Style
How do we learn?

We learn by:

1. Acquiring information

2. Processing information

3. Retaining information

4. Retrieving information
Determining Your Learning Style
There are 3 main learning types.

Auditory


Visual


Kinaesthetic
Everyone a a different learning style!!
What is YOUR Learning Style??
Why Should We 'KNOW' Our Learning Style?
For :

Personal benefits

Academic advantages

Professional gain/s


Characteristics
Visual
Visual
Cont'd
You have a keen awareness of aesthetics and tend to have a "creative eye"; pay particular attention to the beauty of the physical beauty of environment, artwork etc.
Visual
Characteristics
May exhibit outstanding photographic memory

Must have a quiet place to study

Benefits from making their own notes, even from information taht is already printed
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