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What are the different learning styles?

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asked Oct 2, 2015 in Reference and Education by anonymous
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At the broadest level, there are three main styles of learning: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. [1] These styles are generally broken down further into subcategories, resulting in seven different styles of learning. They include the following: [2]


  1. Visual. Visual learners tend to process information best when it is presented in visual or spatial formats such as images, pictures, charts or mind maps.
  2. Aural. Aural learners do best when information is presented using sound or music. For instance, they may be able to retain information better if they set it to a jingle or part of a song.
  3. Verbal. Verbal learners prefer to learn using either spoken or written words. As an example, a verbal learner may retain information better if they read it out loud or act it out with others.
  4. Solitary. Solitary learners get the most out of their studies when they work alone through self study.
  5. Social. Unlike solitary learners, social learners prefer to work in groups. Role playing or discussing subjects with other people can help these types of learners retain information.
  6. Physical. Physical learners retain information best when they are able to use their body, hands or sense of touch. This may include role-playing, drawing out diagrams or even using physical objects to learn.
  7. Logical. Logical learners rely on logic or reasoning to learn new information. They often dig into the underlying reason why something is the way it is or why certain concepts are important.


This infographic takes a more in-depth look at each of these learning styles:





1. http://blc.uc.iupui.edu/Academic-Enrichment/Study-Skills/Learning-Styles/3-Learning-Styles
2. http://www.learndash.com/7-major-learning-styles-which-one-is-you/

answered Oct 3, 2015 by blueskies (57,070 points)

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