Friday, March 13, 2009

The Secret of Learning Styles - More than VAK

Many websites have a very limited definition of Learning Styles. They narrowly define a Learning Style according to whether you are a Visual Learner, an Auditory Learner, or a Tactile/Kinesthetic Learner.


Visual Learners

A Visual Learner learns information best by seeing it. The eyes of a visual learner are the most important sense for learning new information.


Auditory Learners

An Auditory Learner learns information best by hearing it. An auditory learner relies on the ears for learning new or difficult concepts.


Tactile Learners

A Tactile Learner learns information best by touching it. Such learners rely on their hands to help internalise a new idea.


Kinesthetic Learners

A kinesthetic learner learns information best by experiencing it. Such learners love to do things and they use their bodies in the learning process.


While in itself a powerful beginning, the sensory modalities are only the very tip of the iceberg. A Learning Style comprises things like physical needs of the learner, their optimal learning environment, their attitude towards education, and much more.


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