Understanding Preferred Learning Styles Essay

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Each person has their own type of learning style. A learning style is a method in which each of us utilizes to better understand material. A preferred learning style is a style in which the person can learn best, reflecting their strengths and weaknesses of the individual. In order to understand material we take it all in with our senses, through sight, sound, touch, smell or taste. Multiple Intelligence theory maintains that there are at least seven learning styles (“intelligences”): interpersonal, intra-personal, body/kinesthetic, visual/spatial, mathematical/logical, verbal/linguistic and musical/rhythmic (Lazear, D.1991). For the purposes of this paper I will simplify the seven categories into three main categories in which people …show more content…
They are able to vividly remember lessons by verbally repeating them over and over again. Auditory learners interpret meanings of speech through listening to the tone of voice, and pitch. They usually lack a strong visual conception of data; therefore written information will have little to no meaning until it is heard. Auditory learners will often have some type of musical talent because they can hear tones, individual notes and rhythms stronger than others. They are more likely to remember peoples’ names but forget their faces. They are easily distracted by noise, games and pictures and may seem to be listening to what is going on inside them rather than to the person they are communicating with. There are many tips to help auditory learners retain information such as recording lectures to play back, using syllables and by explaining their material to a study partner which helps to listen and reintegrate what was being said. The best method to use when working with this type of learner is to always talk in real time. Visual learners are those that learn from looking at a picture or written instructions rather than listening to lecture or a speech. Visual learners may have problems staying attentive on a phone call because they have nothing to visually see in front of them. They make up most of the population and view the big picture of
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