Do You Learn Best?
has nothing to do with intelligence."
are three kinds of learning styles; visual, auditory and kinaesthetic.
Usually we use a combination of all three. For example, tests show
that I am 68 percent visual, 26 percent kinaesthetic and 6 percent
auditory. What does this mean?
usually teach and test using visual methods. This is great for visual
learners, but not so good for auditory or kinaesthetic learners.
If your child is not doing well at school, maybe he or she is not
a visual learner. This has nothing to do with intelligence. It is
about how your brain works best.
LEARNERS learn through pictures and reading. They like it when the
teacher writes or draws pictures on the whiteboard. If you are a
visual learner you should write notes in different colours to help
you to learn and remember.
LEARNERS learn through hearing/listening. Auditory learners enjoy
lectures at university. They can listen and learn. If you are an
auditory learner, you should record information and listen to it.
You should talk to yourself while you read things.
LEARNERS learn through doing things. If you are a kinaesthetic learner,
you should sit at the front of the classroom. You should take notes
and draw pictures. When you are studying from a text book walk around
the room while you read. Use the computer to write information down
and to manage your notes. Listen to tapes while you exercise.
what kind of learner you are can help you to improve your learning.
When learning a language you need to read and see pictures, listen
and write and use the language as much as you can (speak to yourself,
speak to other people). This uses all three learning styles. Spend
most time on the areas that will help your own style.