What is your learning style??

♏*PHOENIX*♏ - posted on 08/26/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )




The Visual/ Verbal Learning Style
You learn best when information is presented visually and in a written language format. In a classroom setting, you benefit from instructors who use the blackboard (or overhead projector) to list the essential points of a lecture, or who provide you with an outline to follow along with during lecture. You benefit from information obtained from textbooks and class notes. You tend to like to study by yourself in a quiet room. You often see information "in your mind's eye" when you are trying to remember som ething.

The Visual/ Nonverbal Learning Style
You learn best when information is presented visually and in a picture or design format. In a classroom setting, you benefit from instructors who use visual aids such as film, video, maps and charts. You benefit from information obtained from the pictures and diagrams in textbooks. You tend to like to work in a quiet room and may not like to work in study groups. When trying to remember something, you can often visualize a picture of it in your mind. You may have an artistic side that enjoys activities ha ving to do with visual art and design.

The Tactile/ Kinesthetic Learning Style
You learn best when physically engaged in a "hands on" activity. In the classroom, you benefit from a lab setting where you can man ipulate materials to learn new information. You learn best when you can be physically active in the learning environment. You benefit from instructors who encourage in-class demonstrations, "hands on" student learning experiences, and field work outside t he classroom.

The Auditory/ Verbal Learning Style
You learn best when information is presented auditory in an oral language format. In a classroom setting, you benefit from listening to lecture and participating in group discussions. You also benefit from obtaining information from audio tape. When trying to remember something, you can often "hear" the way someone told you the information, or the way you previously repeated it out loud. You learn best when interacting with others in a listening/speaking exchange .

(I am Kinesthetic and Auditory)


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Actually there are more than what the original post prestented. Howard Gardner first presetned the Multiple Intelligences (MI) in the late 70's/early 80's when all the educational pendulums change and educational psychology became "new" as a research field. I believe there are now up to 10 MI. I presented many MI workshops when I was my former school district Gifted Coordinator and I like Gardner's theories of MI. It allows us to see so many different ways to learn and present material, not just in the classroom, but anywhere. Plus, a person will have a strength in a MI and secondary MI dependent upon the situation.

In addition to what what presented, here are the other MI, the last few are considered "controversial":
Logical-mathematical intelligence
Musical intelligence
Bodily-kinesthetic intelligence
Spatial intelligence
Intrapersonal intelligence
Interpersonal intelligence
Naturalist intelligence
spiritual intelligence
Existential intelligence
moral intelligence

I have cited Gardner in many of my research papers, and his books are cheap on Amazon for anyone wanting to learn more!
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Charlie - posted on 08/27/2011




I literally would fall asleep if teachers started droning on in class , the only ones I ever paid attention to were the ones who would teach through hands on experiences or interactive learning.....

Amber - posted on 08/27/2011




Sharon~ We studied him in child psych too. I found all of those things so interesting.
We learned that I suck at kinesthetic, natural, and am iffy with spatial-depending on how I'm using it....haha :)

Elfrieda - posted on 08/27/2011




Your skeleton story reminds me of an exam I once had - there were bags of bones, and we had to reach in without looking, and write down as many bones as we could feel. Right answers were +1 point, wrong answers were -1 point. After 5 minutes, the timer went and we had to move on to the next bag. It was the most fun I've ever had in an exam! (but I didn't do very well...)

For me, it's Auditory. I loved university lectures. I'd sit there and the professor would talk, then at the end of class I'd have about 10 words written down, and those were my notes. But textbooks and instruction manuals are hard for me. For really difficult things, I got my little sister to read it to me out loud. Even though she had no idea of what she was saying, it helped so much.

Lady Heather - posted on 08/26/2011




Visual/Verbal. Definitely. I think this is why I do so well at university. That's just how so many of the classes are set up. I have the photographic memory too. Makes exam writing a breeze.

Kind of makes me feel like a fraud sometimes though because I had to take a couple of classes I wasn't at all interested in and it was possible to get As just by memorizing so I didn't actually have to understand anything. Probably not entirely beneficial to approach learning that way. Ha.

Charlie - posted on 08/26/2011




Definately Tactile / Kinesthetic although I could say that when it came to playing an instrument I could never read music notes however show me how to play once and I could replay perfectly ....I learned by ear in that respect.

Amber - posted on 08/26/2011




I'm Visual/verbal and Auditory/verbal. I have a photographic memory, so once I see it...it's generally in my head. I can actually picture the text book in my head during a test.

But it helps to hear things too, I can sometimes remember that way. I'm really bad with kinesthetic.

And I love study groups, as long as it is with people who are serious. Otherwise, they drive me crazy!!

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It really depends what I'm learning, I certainly need a good blend of all of the above to learn effectively. For example when learning sports I need to experience it to learn the rules etc but to learn English lit I benefit from seeing the words written and spoken and for learning maths I need the charts and graphics so depending on what it is I need all of them.

Rosie - posted on 08/26/2011




visual/verbal. i have to see, and hear what something is all about to fully understand it.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/26/2011




This is me The Tactile/ Kinesthetic Learning Style. I am totally a hands on lab kind of a learner. I can go to a skeleton, feel each piece of the skeletal system but touch and site with my eyes closed really helps, and teach it to someone else. Once I learn it and teach it....I am good.

Caitlin - posted on 08/26/2011




Tactile/ Kinesthetic. I do that best because my hearing sucks, so anything involving sitting and listening pretty much makes me miss about 30-35% of the info given (if not more depending ont he teacher).

Shannintipton - posted on 08/26/2011




I have to hear and see something over a million times. Difficult to draw my own conclusions. It needs to be told to me and then maybe I could understand. I may be able to repeat information but not clearly understand it. So what category does that fall under??? ;/

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