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LEARNING STYLES. …What's your style?. Academic Support Unit. Different Learning Styles. AUDITORY. How your brain prefers to access new ideas. VISUAL. KINESTHETIC. Student Learning Support Center. Benefits of Knowing Your Learning Style. ACADEMIC. PERSONAL. PROFESSIONAL.

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Learning styles

LEARNING STYLES

…What's your style?

Academic Support Unit


Learning styles

Different Learning Styles

AUDITORY

How your brain prefers to access new ideas.

VISUAL

KINESTHETIC

Student Learning Support Center


Learning styles

Benefits of Knowing Your Learning Style

ACADEMIC

PERSONAL

PROFESSIONAL

Student Learning Support Center


Learning styles

Benefits of Knowing Your Learning Style

  • Maximizes your learning potential

  • Succeed in school, college, university

  • Customized techniques to score better on tests and exams

  • Learn “your way”

  • Overcome limitations of poor instructors

  • Reduces the stress and frustration of learning experiences

  • Expands your existing learning and studying strategies

ACADEMIC

Student Learning Support Center


Learning styles

Benefits of Knowing Your Learning Style

  • Increases your self-confidence

  • Improves your self-image

  • Teaches you how to use your brain best

  • Insight into your strengths, weaknesses and habits

  • Enjoy any learning process

  • Inspires greater curiosity, motivation for lifelong learning

  • Take advantage of your natural skills & inclinations

PERSONAL

Student Learning Support Center


Learning styles

Benefits of Knowing Your Learning Style

  • Stay up-to-date professionally

  • Edge over your competitors

  • Manage teams more effectively

  • Improves your persuasive and sales skills

  • Improve cooperation among colleagues

  • Translates learning power  earning power

PROFESSIONAL

Student Learning Support Center


Learning styles

What’s your Learning Style?


Learning styles

Visual Learners

  • Learning through visually appealing materials

  • Photographic memories

  • Quiet place to study

  • Benefit from recopying or making their own notes

  • Trouble following long lectures

  • Good at spelling

  • Detail oriented

  • Need to see the instructor's facial expressions and body language

  • Clear line of sight to blackboard or visual aids

  • Remember how people looked and dressed in the past

  • Forget names easily.

Student Learning Support Center


Learning styles

Suggestions for VISUAL LEARNERS

  • Write things down

  • Copy what's on the board

  • Sit near the front of the classroom to see instructor clearly

  • Create visual reminders of auditory info

  • Use mind maps to summarize large tracts of information

  • Take notes

  • Make lists

  • Watch videos

  • Use flashcards

  • Use highlighters, underlining, etc.

Student Learning Support Center


Learning styles

Visual Learners

  • PREFERRED TEST STYLES

  • Essays, Diagramming, Maps, Demonstrating a process

  • POSSIBLE CAREER PATHSvisual artists, inventors, architects, interior designers, mechanics, engineers, navigators, sculptors

Student Learning Support Center


Learning styles

Auditory Learners

  • Talkative in class , Can’t keep quiet for long

  • Learn effectively through lectures, oral presentations, music

  • Unless heard, information has little relevance

  • Prefer giving oral reports to written ones

  • Remember who said what in the past

  • Enjoy discussions and debates

  • Benefit from reading aloud.

  • Memorize well

  • Remember names

  • Doesn’t automatically understand graphs, diagrams or maps.

  • Often sings, hums or whistles to themselves

  • May use finger as pointer when reading

  • Benefits from study groups

  • Prefers to listen to music rather than view a piece of art

Student Learning Support Center


Learning styles

Suggestions for AUDITORY LEARNERS

  • Use audiotapes for learning languages

  • Read textbooks aloud

  • Repeat facts with eyes closed

  • Ask questions

  • Describe aloud what is to be remembered

  • Use word association to remember facts and lines.

  • Watch videos.

  • Participate in group discussions.

  • Listen to taped notes

  • Record lectures & listen to them again

  • Avoid auditory distractions.

Student Learning Support Center


Learning styles

Auditory Learners

PREFERRED TEST STYLES

Writing responses to lectures, oral exams

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHSWriter, journalist, teacher, lawyer, politician, blogger, translator, poet

Student Learning Support Center


Learning styles

Kinesthetic Learners

  • Master skills through imitation and practice.

  • Benefit from hands-on teaching techniques

  • Difficult to sit still for long periods of time.

  • Remember who did ‘what’ in the past

  • Prefer to stand, walk about when learning.

  • Bad handwriting

  • Talk fast using hands to communicate

  • Enjoy having background music while studying or working.

  • Good at sports

  • Take frequent breaks when studying

  • Do not have good handwriting

  • Talk fast using hands to communicate

  • Enjoy having background music while studying or working.

  • Good at sports

  • Take frequent breaks when studying

Student Learning Support Center


Learning styles

Suggestions for KINESTHETIC LEARNERS

  • Create a model

  • Demonstrate a principle

  • Practice a technique

  • Participate in simulations

  • Engage in hands-on activities

  • Study in comfortable position, not necessarily sitting in a chair

Student Learning Support Center


Learning styles

Suggestions for KINESTHETIC LEARNERS

PREFERRED TEST STYLESMultiple choice, short definitions fill in the blanks

POSSIBLE CAREER PATHSDancers, physical education teachers, actors, firefighters, athletes, mimes, engineers

Student Learning Support Center


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