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Learning Styles/Preferences Objective 2.02. What is a Learning Style A Learning Style is the way people think and learn.

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1 Learning Styles/Preferences Objective 2.02

2 What is a Learning Style A Learning Style is the way people think and learn.

3 Types of Learning Styles Auditory Learners Visual Learners Tactile Learners

4 Auditory Learners Auditory learning is a learning style in which a person learns through listening. An auditory learner depends on hearing and speaking as a main way of learning. Learning Strengths:  Remember what they hear and say  Enjoy class discussions  Can remember oral instructions Teaching Strategies:  Structure classroom to minimize noise/distractions  Repeat key points and summarize lessons  Write down key words to avoid confusion due to pronunciation Teaching with Technology:  Incorporate multimedia applications utilizing sounds, music, or speech.  Have students use sound or voice recorders on the computer.

5 Visual Learners Visual learning is a teaching and learning style in which ideas, concepts, data, and other information are associated with images and techniques. Learning Strengths:  Remember what they see  Enjoy visual projects and presentations  Can remember diagrams, charts, maps Teaching Strategies:  Provide interesting visuals to look at  Make sure visual presentations (notes, etc.) are organized  Make sure handouts are clearly readable Teaching with Technology:  Incorporate multimedia applications utilizing videos, images, or diagrams.  Have students take digital images or videos for use on the computer. 

6 Tactile Learners Kinesthetic Learning (also known as Tactile Learning) is a learning style in which learning takes place by the student carrying out a physical activity, rather than listening to a lecture or watching a demonstration. Learning Strengths:  Remember what they experience with their hands or bodies (movement)  Enjoy using tools or active lessons  Can remember procedures after having done them Teaching Strategies:  Incorporate creative or out-of-seat activities into lessons  Encourage students to take their own notes  Incorporate computers into student lessons Teaching with Technology:  Incorporate interactive multimedia applications, such as simulations.  Have students create their own multimedia presentations.

7 Learning Preferences/Multiple Intelligences Verbal-Linguistic Logical-Mathematical Visual-Spatial Bodily-Kinesthetic Musical Interpersonal Intrapersonal Naturalist

8 Verbal-Linguistic Verbal-Linguistic: This intelligence relates to language, spoken and written. Suitable Careers:  Author  Journalist  Lawyer  Public Speaker Behaviors:  writes/tells stories  enjoys word games  effective speaker Famous Linguists:  Abraham Lincoln, 5th U.S. President  Tom Clancy, novelist Ways to improve this intelligence:  read...a lot!  practice speaking in public  write a poem or story

9 Logical-Mathematical Logical-Mathematical: This intelligence relates to numbers, patterns, and inductive and deductive thinking. Suitable Careers:  Accountant  Computer Programmer  Engineer  Scientist Behaviors:  often asks questions  enjoys number/logic games  organizes Famous Logicians:  Albert Einstein, physicist and mathematician  John Maynard Keynes, economist Ways to improve this intelligence:  predict the ending to movies/stories  play games involving patterns  practice math word problems

10 Visual-Spatial Visual-Spatial: This intelligence relates to sight and visualization, and internal mental images. Suitable Careers:  Illustrator  Artist  Architect  Craftsman Behaviors:  draws or builds models  enjoys picture puzzles  is able to visualize things easily Famous Visualists:  Frank Lloyd Wright, architect  Gary Larson, cartoonist Ways to improve this intelligence:  draw a picture of something from memory  illustrate a story  build a model of someplace

11 Bodily-Kinesthetic Bodily-Kinesthetic: This intelligence relates to knowledge and awareness of the body and its movement and abilities. Suitable Careers:  Dancer  Actor  Sculptor  Athlete/Coach Behaviors:  plays sports  enjoys physical games  uses hands or body while talking Famous Kinesthetists:  Michael Jordan, professional basketball player  Alvin Ailey, choreographer Ways to improve this intelligence:  take a dance class  play a sport  exercise

12 Musical Musical: This intelligence relates to recognizing sound and rhythm patterns. Suitable Careers:  Composer  Orchestral Performer  Singer  Music Critic Behaviors:  can sing or play an instrument  enjoys musical or rhythmic games  appreciates classical music and music of other cultures Famous Musicians:  Eric Clapton, guitarist  John Williams, orchestral composer and director Ways to improve this intelligence:  listen for the rhythm of natural sounds  practice playing an instrument  sing along with the radio 

13 Interpersonal Interpersonal: This intelligence relates to communication and relation to other people. Suitable Careers:  Politician  Teacher  Psychologist  Evangelist Behaviors:  makes friends easily  enjoys interaction games  shows leadership Famous Interpersonalists:  Sigmund Freud, psychologist  John F. Kennedy, U.S. president Ways to improve this intelligence:  concentrate on people's body language  play role-playing games

14 Intrapersonal Intrapersonal: This intelligence relates to inner reflection and awareness, and metacognition. Suitable Careers:  Counselor  Social Worker  Religious Leader Behaviors:  follows hunches or instincts  enjoys individual games  expresses confidence in self Famous Intrapersonalists:  Mother Teresa, missionary  Martin Luther King, Jr., minister and human rights activist Ways to improve this intelligence:  start a diary  concentrate on your feelings during the day

15 Naturalist Naturalist: This intelligence relates to recognition of order and patterns in nature, such as in plants and animals. Suitable Careers:  Zoologist  Conservationist  Park Ranger Behaviors:  likes animals  enjoys outdoor games  likes being outside Famous Naturalists:  Charles Darwin, biologist  Diane Fossey, primate researcher Ways to improve this intelligence:  start a collection of bugs or leaves  go camping or hiking for a weekend  get a pet


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