Introduction. Growing Up With A Brother Only A Year Older

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Introduction Growing up with a brother only a year older than me we learned many skills at the same time. Riding a bike, tying shows, and many more. When learning many of these skills I was able to grasp there concepts a lot quicker even though I was a year younger. Many times, by parents would have to teach certain tasks to my brother differently than how they taught me. He was more of a visual learner and my parents need to be more hands on. I on the other hand was able to grasp many skills with little help, and just verbal instruction. I also saw this frequently when I interned at a preschool. When we were teaching the children new tasks the females seemed to pick up the concepts quickly with little help. They are more visual and…show more content…
I have also been reminded of the VARK learning styles created by Fleming in 2006. VARK is an acronym for visual, auditory, read/write, and kinesthetic. I believe that females and males have different learning styles similar to the ones described in VARK. Visual learners need to watch the teachers body language and facial expressions to understand lessons. They sit towards the front of the class. According to the theory the mind thinks in pictures and it helps if they see visual displays (Fleming, 2016). In my observations, a majority of females tend to be visual learners. Auditory learners learn by talking to others and verbal lessons. Reading the lessons aloud to themselves tends to be helpful (Fleming, 2016). I also have observed more females than males using this style of learning. I believe that females use these two styles more often due to the visual and language processing part of their brains being larger than males (Zaidi, 2010). The reading and writing style learners tend to enjoy reviewing notes and other forms of written Litature to learn (Fleming, 2016). I have not seen a difference in this type of learning between males and females. I believe that is because a majority of my observations have been with individuals in early childhood through early adolescents. This learning style may be used more in late adolescents during high school or emerging adulthood during college.
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