The 5 Learning Styles: Which One Will Help Your Student?
Did you know that everyone has unique ways in which they learn? In fact, there are 5 learning styles that have been talked about for years by psychologists, academics and others in the field of education. These styles, if used correctly, enable the student to learn quickly and more comfortably. While traditional schools and classrooms are just catching up in the use of these individual learning styles, they cannot cater to every student’s needs. So they tend to stick with what they have always used: Verbal and Logical. Unfortunately, some students are not comfortable in those styles and therefore tend to struggle unnecessarily.
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The following is designed to share with you a little knowledge and a little help as to what the styles are and techniques that can be used to help your student no matter what learning style he/she uses.
1. Aural or Sound Learner
This type of learning style uses music, rhythm, rhyme, tunes, jingles and such to gain an understanding of a concept or idea. It may sound funny, but sometimes studying with a radio on, really does help the student. It allows them to feel the rhythm of the information with the rhythm of the music and can actually help them learn. Some techniques to use with aural learners include: focusing on rhythm and rhyme; creating mnemonics and putting it to a jingle or tune; have the student record themselves reading their text so they can listen to it or even see if you can get the text in a Book-On-Tape/CD format.
2. Logical Learner
This student loves logic and math problems and puzzles and can usually solve complex problems in their head. They tend to notice patterns and can often find connections between ideals or content easily. The student systematically works through situations and problems in usually a scientific manner. Some techniques to use with logical learners include: allowing the student to delve deeper into a subject then just learning the bare necessity; make a list of key points of the content; teach them to complete problems that they feel are not logical by association with other experiences or problems; don’t over analyze anything and make sure to continue to reach for the answer or goal.
3. Physical Learner
This learner uses the physical body and the five senses, especially the sense of touch. The student tends to be very energetic and can be athletic. Often when the student has a problem in school or outside of school, exercise is used to have time to think and solve the problem. Some techniques to use with physical learners include: using thoughts or physical sensations to reinforce a concept of the problem; flash cards allow for the tactile feel of the cards as an associate for memorizing the concept; remember that writing, typing, and drawing are physical activities.
4. Verbal Learner
This learner focuses on the spoken and written word. The student is probably an ardent reader. This student usually has an excellent and large vocabulary even at a young age. Some techniques to use with verbal learners include: having them talk themselves through situation or actions; use spoken rhymes to help them remember; use digital recorders so they can hear themselves talk about the concept or problem; try role playing to reinforce their understanding of the concept or problem.
5. Visual Learner
This learner loves to use images, pictures, drawings, and colors to understand the world. The student also has good spatial and directional sense. Some techniques to use with visual learners include: drawing maps, flow charts, diagrams in different colors to represent the content or problem; flash cards give visual cues for remembering words and ideas; create a visual journey to help with comprehension; use pictures instead of words as often as possible.
By understanding the 5 learning styles you can better help your child or teenager in their academic studies and that is what it is all about. Remember the teachers do not have time to give everyone individualized attention, and they do not have the flexibility to work with every learning style, so by helping them at home you can keep them from feeling frustrated and even get them excited about learning.
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