What kind of learning is best for you?
August 2, 2016 / Sharnie Carter
How do you learn? Do you prefer to hear, see or do things? Maybe you haven’t even thought about it? Then check out these 3 main learning styles and see which one suits you:
Auditory learners absorb information by hearing and speaking. You prefer to have things explained to you verbally rather than reading about it. So understanding new information and concepts are easier when discussing and talking about them. Reciting information out-loud and having music in the background may be common ways of studying for you.
Visual learners, absorb information by reading or looking at pictures and graphics. You like to see what you are learning and understand and remember things by sight. You will find it difficult to take in information whilst listening to an explanation, but charts and graphs are easy to understand. You may use pictures, graphs, flashcards and colour-coding to help learn new things.
Kinaesthetic or tactile learner
Kinaesthetic or tactile learners absorb information by touching and doing. You are a ‘hands-on’ learner who takes in information better then there is some kind of physical activity involved. You like to touch, move, build or do what you learn and take regular breaks. This type of learner also finds it difficult to sit still.
Many people use a combination of these three learning styles for studying, but which one describes you the most?
Finding out your preferred learning style is important and can help you organise your studies effectively.