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LEARNERS STYLES Dolly Ramos Gallego. The way one approaches a problem , learns or oragnizes a combination of feelings makes individuals UNIQUE. What do you see ?. There is no single solution because it will depend GREATLY on your style.

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Thewayoneapproaches a problem, learnsororagnizes a combination of feelingsmakesindividuals UNIQUE

Thereis no single solutionbecauseitwilldepend GREATLY onyourstyle

Thismeansthatyourreactionislinkedtoyourpersonality and cognition

How would you react, if you were in this situation?

some authors definitions of ls
Some authors’ definitions of LS
  • Keefe (1979): LS might be thought of as cognitive, affective, and physiological characteristic that are relatively stable indicators of how a learner perceives, interacts with, and responds to the learning environment.
  • Steward and Felicetti (1992): LS are the educational conditions under which a student is most likely to learn. The most important thing is not what, it is how.
  • Others have identified enumerate many other LS such as:

Sensory, communicative, cultural, affective cognitive among others

fi fd necessary for effective and cognitive problems
FI & FD necessaryforeffective and cognitiveproblems
  • Distinguish parts from a whole
  • Tunnel vision –
  • Increases with age
  • Affetive Charac:
    • independent
    • competitive
    • Self confident
  • Perceives the whole pic
  • One is more dominant in adulthood
  • Affetive Charact:
    • Social
    • To derive self identiy from others, empathy

Field Independent

Field dependent

benefits of understanding your learning style
Benefits of Understanding your Learning Style

Academic advantages

Personal advantages

Professional advantages

  • Overcome limitations and maximizing learning potential
  • Reduces frustration and stress level
  • Motivation for learning
  • Improve self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Manage teams
  • Delivers effective presentations
  • Gain over the competition
david merril 2000
  • Most students are unaware of their learning styles and if left to their own means, they are unlikely to start learning in new ways.

For that reason, it is necessary that students know about their learning style.

teachers should

Some students are different from others.

As a teacher you can apply different methods.

to maximize y your learning style
to maximize y your learning style

Visual learners (65% )

These learners need to see the teacher's body language and facial expression to fully understand lecture or classroom discussion, visual learners often prefer to take detailed notes to absorb the information. d. They prefer sitting at the front of the classroom to avoid visual obstructions They may think in pictures and learn best from visual displays. During


• Like to read •See what they are reading

• Close their eyes to visualize or remember •Notice details

• Tend to value planning and organization • Are meticulous, neat in appearance

• • Find something to watch when bored • Find quiet, passive surroundings ideal


Auditory learners (30%)

They learn best through verbal lectures, discussions, talking things through and listening to what others have to say. Auditory learners interpret the underlying meanings of speech through listening to tone of voice, pitch, speed and other tones. Written information may have little meaning until it is heard. These learners often benefit from reading text aloud and using a tape recorder.


• Sit where they can hear • Are most likely to read aloud

• Enjoymusic• Are easily distracted by noises

• Enjoylisteningactivities • Enjoytalking

• Hum or talk to themselves or others when bored

  • May not coordinate colors or clothes, but can explain what they are wearing

and why


Kinesthetic learners (5%)

learn through , moving, doing and touching...

Tactile/Kinesthetic persons learn best through a hands-on approach, actively exploring the physical world around them. They may find it hard to sit still for long periods and may become distracted by their need for activity and exploration.


• Speak with their hands and with gestures

• Remember what was done but have difficulty recalling what was said or seen

•Rely on what they can directly experience, do, or perform

•Are uncomfortable in classrooms where they lack hands-on experience

• Like physical rewards

• Need to be active and in motion

  • http://www.ldpride.net/Understanding-Learning-Styles.pdf
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visual_learning
  • http://agelesslearner.com/assess/learningstyle.html
  • http://nwlink.com/~donclark/hrd/styles.html
  • Second language acquisition, Rod Ellis