Learning Styles What are Learning Styles? Step into the circle activity Strengths and Strategies for VARK learning styles Review of goals based on VARK results
Tips for Visual Learners • Draw pictures, mind maps, flowcharts, timelines, etc. as part of your note taking • Spend extra time looking over Power Point slides and outlines and flowcharts in your books. Recreate these visual aids when you read and study • Use underlining, highlighting or different colored pens to visualize differences among notes and readings
Tips for Auditory Learners • Sit close to the instructor so you can hear all that is said • Listen to the textbook, professor’s lectures on-line, I-Pod, mp3, etc. • Go to professors office hours and discuss lectures • Join a study group
Tips for Reading/Writing Learners • Write out key words, phrases and concepts repetitively. • Rewrite the ideas and principles in your own words • Organize any diagrams, graphs ... into statements
Tips for Kinesthetic Learners • Look for or ask for real world examples of what you are learning • Develop models or other physical examples to help convey information • Role play or debate topics discussed in class • Find ways to move around when learning new topics (notecards on a treadmill, standing at a white board to draw out concepts, etc.)
Goal Setting Review • Review your goals with your learning preferences in mind • Get back in a pair with your Goal Setting partner • Based on your learning preferences (either from VARK or what you already know about yourself), have a conversation with yourpartner and let them add, delete or change your goals to reflect how you learn best.