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Learning Styles and Applications


Jen Dysterheft

on 22 August 2013

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Transcript of Learning Styles and Applications

Learning Styles & Applications
Learning Styles
Learning Styles Breakdown
Need to see it to know it
May have a strong artistic ability - have a strong sense of color
Have difficulty understanding spoken instructions
May have overreaction to sound and difficulty following lectures
Misinterpretation of words
Prefer to get information through listening - need to hear it
Have difficulty with written instruction
Have problems with writing
Often have inability to read body language and facial expressions
Prefer hands on learning
Often can assemble parts without directions
Have difficulty sitting still
Learn better when physical activity is involved
May be well coordinated and have athletic ability
Visual/Verbal Learners
Learn better when information is given verbally or in a written format
Benefit from:
White Board/Power Point Use
Lecture Outlines
Textbooks and Class Notes
Quiet Studying - Alone
Learning Strategies for Visual/Verbal Learners
Use color coding with highlighters for studying
Write out the information
Make flashcards of vocab words and concepts
Write out explanations for diagrams or equations
Use post-its or other visual reminders of the information and place them around room
Visual/Nonverbal Learners
Learn best when information is presented visually in a picture/design format
Benefit from:
Visual Aids (Maps, Videos, Charts, etc)
Pictures and Diagrams in Textbook
Studying Alone in Quiet
Artistic Activities
Learning Strategies for Visual/Nonverbal Learners
Use symbols, diagrams and key words in notes
Highlight and color code information
While taking notes, use boxes and charts for sequences
Use graph paper to create your own graphs and charts for key concepts
When able to, traslate words or concepts into symbols, diagrams, etc.
Auditory/Verbal Learners
Learn best when information is presented in an oral language format
Benefit from:
Listening to Lecture
Group Discussions
Audio/Video Presentation
Listening/Speaking Exchange
Learning Strategies for Auditory/Verbal Learners
Join a study group or have a study buddy to discuss notes
Read notes and text outloud to yourself
Use a tape recorder to record lectures and play back when studying
Use audio tapes to record your own notes
Talk your way through information when studying
Tactile/Kinesthetic Learners
Learn best when physically engaged in hands-on activity
Benefit from:
In Class Demonstration
Field Experiences Outside the Classroom
Sitting in the Front of the Class - Taking Notes
Walk or move around while studying
Make models or re-write notes on whiteboard or large paper
Make audio tapes of notes and listen to them while exercising
Learning Strategies for Tactile/Kinesthetic Learners
Use computers to study with graphics, tables, spreadsheets, etc.
Students may have characteristics from one or more of these styles.
It is your job to try and help them understand the material - using these techniques will make your job easier
Pay attention to the student to figure out how they learn best - or ask what techniques they find helpful
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