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Learning Styles Workshop
Transcript of Learning Styles Workshop
An AUDITORY Learner?
Or A Tactile/Kinesthetic
Am I a VISUAL Learner?
Pay close attention to diagrams,
charts, maps, etc.
Use colors, arrows, and symbols when
annotating or marking text
Create a concept map of the information
Turn visuals into words
Read notes out loud
Network through study groups
Discuss concepts with an "auditory" friend or classmate
Create test questions; answer them out loud
Tune in to real-life examples
Discuss notes with another “K” person
Role-play questions and answers
Move around when studying or rehearsing
Use gestures to reinforce learning!
The more senses you involve in your learning process, the more permanent the learning will be.
Lets Find Out What Kind of
Learner You Are
Take 10 minutes to complete the
One More Assessment
Agree or Disagree?
Lets Test the Results
You have 3 sheets of paper
First, verbal directions
Second, visual and written directions
Third, demonstrate and
The Paper Airplane Exercise
Activity # 2
The Learning Styles Demonstration
Please follow instructors directions
Why is This Important?
Knowing your learning style preference can help you choose classes and professors
Venture outside your comfort zone; strengthen weaker areas while capitalizing on your strengths
Use appropriate styles/strategies for different class types--lecture, lab and seminar
The more time you spend studying, the more integrated your learning style should become
Lecture – teacher talks all period
Group discussion – teacher talks but encourages discussion
Small groups – teacher aids (facilitates) group interaction
Logical sequence – teacher presents material in a
step-by-step, reasonable format
Random sequence – teacher jumps all over the place
Visual focus – teacher uses lots of visual aids
Verbal focus – words, words & more words
Brainstorm: Learning Techniques
Divide into Groups by Learning Style
Brainstorm learning/study techniques for your style
Discuss what you like and dislike from professors and how to overcome these problems
Build positive relationships with professors
Utilize all resources available to you
Be involved in class – participate!
Link classroom experience to the outside world
Relate class concepts to your own life
Ask questions and offer criticism
Stimulate further relevant discussion
Don’t get distracted – stay “on-task”
Keep an open mind: there are many ideas beyond your own
Dr. Fralick, Marsha. College Success 1. Retrieved February 14, 20-13. From
Do you agree or disagree?
University of Louisville. Resources for Academic Achievement (REACH). Retrieved February 14, 2013. From http://www.reach.louisville.edu/.