What Is My Learning Style?
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Learning Styles
Auditory Visual TactileKinesthetic Global Analytic
The Ways We Learn
Auditory Learner
  • Remembers what they say and what others say very well.
  • Remembers best through verbal repetition and by saying things aloud.
  • Prefers to discuss ideas they do not immediately understand.
  • Remembers verbal instructions well.
  • Enjoys the opportunities to present dramatically, including the use of music.
  • Finds it difficult to work quietly for long periods of time.
  • Easily distracted by noise, but also easily distracted by silence.
  • Verbally expresses interest and enthusiasm.
  • Enjoys class and group discussions.
Visual Learner
  • Prefers to see words written down
  • When something is being described, the visual learner also prefers to have a picture to view.
  • Prefers a time-line or some other similar diagram to remember historical events.
  • Prefers written instructions rather than verbal instructions.
  • Observes all the physical elements in a classroom.
  • Carefully organizes their learning materials.
  • Enjoys decorating their learning areas.
  • Prefers photographs and illustrations with printed content.
  • Remembers and understands through the use of diagrams, charts and maps.
  • Appreciates presentations using OHP transparencies or handouts.
  • Studies materials by reading notes and organizing it in outline form.
  • Enjoys visual art activities.
Tactile / Kinesthetic Learner
  • Remembers what they DO very well.
  • Remembers best through getting physically involved in whatever is being learned.
  • Enjoys acting out a situation relevant to the study topic.
  • Enjoys making and creating.
  • Enjoys the opportunities to build and physically handle learning materials.
  • Will take notes to keep busy but will not often use them.
  • Enjoys using computers.
  • Physically expresses interest and enthusiasm by getting active and excited.
  • Has trouble staying still or in one place for a long time.
  • Enjoys hands-on activities.
  • Tends to want to fiddle with small objects while listening or working.
  • Tends to want to eat snacks while studying.
Global Thinker
  • Tend to make decisions based on emotions and intuition.
  • Prefer working in an informal, less structured, more flexible environment.
  • Tend to be spontaneous and like spontenaiety.
  • Enjoy doing several things at once.
  • Learn best when information is presented with humour or emoiton, a short anecdote.
  • Speak with many gestures.
  • Tend to learn the general idea first, then look at the details.
  • Can work well with distractions.
  • Tend to take frequent breaks.
  • Tend to need lessons which are interesting to them on a personal level.
  • Discover well through group learning (small group techniques).
  • Need written and tactile involvement.
  • Respond well to pictures.
  • Are said to have right-brain dominance (Roger Sperry).
Analytic Thinker
  • Tend toward the linear, step-wise processes of learning.
  • Tend to see finite elements (details) of patterns rather than the whole; they are the tree seers rather than forest seers
  • Tend to be more comfortable in a world of details and structured information.
  • Make decisions based on logic, facts and common sense.
  • Like to work in an organized environment.
  • Like to do one thing at a time.
  • Learn best when information is presented sequentially (step-by-step).
  • Speak with few gestures.
  • Prefer quiet, well-lit, formal environmental design.
  • Have a strong need to complete the task they are working on.
  • Respond well to words and numbers.
  • Need visual reinforcement.
  • Tend to give directions and underline or highlight important information.
  • Give details in their feedback.
  • Are said to have left-brain dominance (Roger Sperry).