Essay about Different Learning Styles

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Different Learning Styles


What is learning? According to the thesaurus in the Eric database, learning is the “process of acquiring knowledge, attitudes, or skills from study, instruction, or experience” (Eric/Thesaurus database, 2001). A learning style is described as “a set of factors, behaviors and attitudes that facilitate learning for and individual in a given situation” (Reiff, 1992, p.7). There are many different ways that children learn. The purpose of this paper is to explain the different learning styles that students may possess and to discuss the importance of planning a lesson that includes different techniques to meet the needs of individual learners. These different learning styles may include the show
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They like to learn because it interests them. These children are not as physically active as some of the other types of learners (WEAC, 2001).

Seer and Feelers

The second type of learner is the seer and feeler. These types of children learn best through example. They like to touch and feel what they are doing. These children are very hands on. This type of learner also asks many questions. They are curious about everything. This type of child does not work well alone. They prefer to work in small groups that interact together to accomplish a task. This type of child is also very empathetic (WEAC, 2001).

Leader of the Packs

The next type of learner would be described as the leader of the pack. These children are the leaders in the classroom. They teach everyone by example. This type of learner enjoys being the center of attention because it is what they do best. The leaders of the pack have a very good speaking vocabulary and are great communicators. This type of child is physically active and very popular. The problem with these learners is that they might have a hard time learning to read and write (WEAC, 2001).

Verbal Gymnasts

Then, we have the verbal gymnasts. These children will talk you ear off. Their speech and vocabulary remind you of an adult’s. They speak logically and clearly. These children are very good at communicating with their friends and the adults that surround
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