LEARNING STYLES. Ask yourself what comes to mind when you hear the word „dog”. Some people see a picture of an animal …. Others hear a bark …. While others remember feeling of the dog’s …. Draw WHAT YOU SEE. Draw WHAT YOU HEAR. Draw along.
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Somepeoplesee a picture of an animal …
Othershear a bark …
Whileothersrememberfeeling of thedog’s …
Draw WHAT YOU SEE
Draw WHAT YOU HEAR
We communicate and processthe information differently…This is what this workshop is all about…
Did you know that students retain:
10% of what they read
20% of what they hear
30% of what they see
50% of what they see and hear
70% of what they say
90% of what they say and do!!
Multi-sensory approaches work well because of the way our brain is organized. When we learn, information takes one pathinto our brain when we use our eyes, another when we use our ears, and yet another when we use our hands.
By using more than one sense, we bombard our brain with the new information in multiple ways.
Thus, we learn better!!
Three Major Learning Styles
By Glover (August, 2004)
Visual learners: seeing words, pictures, directions
Auditory Learners: listening to tapes, conversation, words with music
Kinesthetic & Tactile Learners:
getting fully involved in role plays and field trips
Up = Visual
Side to side = Auditory
Listen to thewords we use:
Visual: ‘Lookat me’, ‘I seewhatyoumean’, ‘I can’tpictureit’
Auditory: ‘Listen to me’, ‘I hearwhatyouaresaying’, ‘Soundsgood’
Kinesthetic: ‘Come to me’, ‘I feel for you’
Visual: usesmaps, drawsmaps
1. Visual learners:
Have a keen awareness of aesthetics
Prefer face-to-face meetings
Can make movies in their minds of information they are reading
Easily understand information presented in charts, pictures, or diagrams
Pay close attention to body language
Good with visual symbols
Can easily recall printed information
May forget names, but remember faces
Are distracted by untidiness or movement
Comfortable with books and graphics
2. Auditory Learners
Learn best by hearing
Have strong oral communication skills
Tend to be talkers
Forget faces, but remember names and what you talked about
Can hear tones, rhythms, and notes of music
Accurately remember details from conversations
Prefer verbal directions
Prefer the telephone
Become distracted by sounds or noises
Sound out words
3. Kinesthetic or Tactile Learners
Are well coordinated
Learn best by using their hands
Learn best by doing
Able to disassemble and reassemble things
Were labeled as hyperactive
Ignore directions and figure it out as they go along
Jump right in and try activities
Prefer action stories and may not be keen readers
Enjoy role play!
Write words down to see if they feel right
Gesture and use expressive movements
What does this mean for teachers? For students??
What types of activities should teachers try to enhance student learning?
What tips can teachers give students?
Glover (August, 2004) provides suggestions for the 3 types of learners that follow:
(a) Instructional Strategies for Visual Learners
Use charts and pictures to study
Keep the study environment clutter free
Make class notes visual with drawings, spacing, symbols, etc.
Highlight and write as you study. Use different colors to select and organize
Recall information by visualizing text pages, notes, or study cards.
Always write down what you need to remember
When solving problems, draw or illustrate the problem and solution
Make recall cues as visual as possible with capital letters, colors, and illustrations
(b) Instructional Strategies Auditory Learners
Study in groups or with friends
Recite aloud as you study
Talk to yourself – describe diagrams or practice answering test questions out loud
Attend all class lectures
Tape record lectures in addition to taking notes and play them in your car
Recite study cards into a tape recorder and play it back
Recall information during exams by hearing yourself recite in your head
Talk yourself through the steps of a problem
(c) Instructional Strategies for Kinesthetic Learners
Use as many of your senses as possible when you study
Study with another kinesthetic person
Move around when you study – put study cards on the floor andrecite them as you move around the room
When solving problems, move around and manipulate items to represent parts of the problem
Study in small frequent chunks
When taking tests try to feel how you stored information by remembering what you physically did as you studied
Use a timer to set study periods. Start with short times and work up. Take a break when the timer sounds
Prepared by the Comenius team from Gimnazjum im. Polskich Olimpijczyków, Kraszewice, Poland
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