2 What is a Learning Style A Learning Style is the way people think and learn.
3 Types of Learning Styles Auditory LearnersVisual LearnersTactile Learners
4 Auditory LearnersAuditory 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 sayEnjoy class discussionsCan remember oral instructionsTeaching Strategies:Structure classroom to minimize noise/distractionsRepeat key points and summarize lessonsWrite down key words to avoid confusion due to pronunciationTeaching with Technology:Incorporate multimedia applications utilizing sounds, music, or speech.Have students use sound or voice recorders on the computer.
5 Visual LearnersVisual 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 seeEnjoy visual projects and presentationsCan remember diagrams, charts, mapsTeaching Strategies:Provide interesting visuals to look atMake sure visual presentations (notes, etc.) are organizedMake sure handouts are clearly readableTeaching with Technology:Incorporate multimedia applications utilizing videos, images, or diagrams.Have students take digital images or videos for use on the computer.
6 Tactile LearnersKinesthetic 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 lessonsCan remember procedures after having done themTeaching Strategies:Incorporate creative or out-of-seat activities into lessonsEncourage students to take their own notesIncorporate computers into student lessonsTeaching with Technology:Incorporate interactive multimedia applications, such as simulations.Have students create their own multimedia presentations.
8 Verbal-LinguisticVerbal-Linguistic: This intelligence relates to language, spoken and written.Suitable Careers:AuthorJournalistLawyerPublic SpeakerBehaviors:writes/tells storiesenjoys word gameseffective speakerFamous Linguists:Abraham Lincoln, 5th U.S. PresidentTom Clancy, novelistWays to improve this intelligence:read...a lot!practice speaking in publicwrite a poem or story
9 Logical-Mathematical Logical-Mathematical: This intelligence relates to numbers, patterns, and inductive and deductive thinking.Suitable Careers:AccountantComputer ProgrammerEngineerScientistBehaviors:often asks questionsenjoys number/logic gamesorganizesFamous Logicians:Albert Einstein, physicist and mathematicianJohn Maynard Keynes, economistWays to improve this intelligence:predict the ending to movies/storiesplay games involving patternspractice math word problems
10 Visual-SpatialVisual-Spatial: This intelligence relates to sight and visualization, and internal mental images.Suitable Careers:IllustratorArtistArchitectCraftsmanBehaviors:draws or builds modelsenjoys picture puzzlesis able to visualize things easilyFamous Visualists:Frank Lloyd Wright, architectGary Larson, cartoonistWays to improve this intelligence:draw a picture of something from memoryillustrate a storybuild a model of someplace
11 Bodily-KinestheticBodily-Kinesthetic: This intelligence relates to knowledge and awareness of the body and its movement and abilities.Suitable Careers:DancerActorSculptorAthlete/CoachBehaviors:plays sportsenjoys physical gamesuses hands or body while talkingFamous Kinesthetists:Michael Jordan, professional basketball playerAlvin Ailey, choreographerWays to improve this intelligence:take a dance classplay a sportexercise
12 MusicalMusical: This intelligence relates to recognizing sound and rhythm patterns.Suitable Careers:ComposerOrchestral PerformerSingerMusic CriticBehaviors:can sing or play an instrumentenjoys musical or rhythmic gamesappreciates classical music and music of other culturesFamous Musicians:Eric Clapton, guitaristJohn Williams, orchestral composer and directorWays to improve this intelligence:listen for the rhythm of natural soundspractice playing an instrumentsing along with the radio
13 InterpersonalInterpersonal: This intelligence relates to communication and relation to other people.Suitable Careers:PoliticianTeacherPsychologistEvangelistBehaviors:makes friends easilyenjoys interaction gamesshows leadershipFamous Interpersonalists:Sigmund Freud, psychologistJohn F. Kennedy, U.S. presidentWays to improve this intelligence:concentrate on people's body languageplay role-playing games
14 IntrapersonalIntrapersonal: This intelligence relates to inner reflection and awareness, and metacognition.Suitable Careers:CounselorSocial WorkerReligious LeaderBehaviors:follows hunches or instinctsenjoys individual gamesexpresses confidence in selfFamous Intrapersonalists:Mother Teresa, missionaryMartin Luther King, Jr., minister and human rights activistWays to improve this intelligence:start a diaryconcentrate on your feelings during the day
15 NaturalistNaturalist: This intelligence relates to recognition of order and patterns in nature, such as in plants and animals.Suitable Careers:ZoologistConservationistPark RangerBehaviors:likes animalsenjoys outdoor gameslikes being outsideFamous Naturalists:Charles Darwin, biologistDiane Fossey, primate researcherWays to improve this intelligence:start a collection of bugs or leavesgo camping or hiking for a weekendget a pet