What Is My Learning Style?
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Learning Styles
Auditory Visual TactileKinesthetic Global Analytic
Visual Learner  
General Facts
  • The visual learner remembers 75% of what they read or see.
  • Demonstrations from the blackboard, diagrams, graphs and charts are all valuable tools for the visual learner.
  • Generally, analytic visual learners will process the printed word before iconic (pictorial) information.
  • Generally, global visual learners will process iconic (pictorial) information before reading the printed text.
Learning Strengths of the Visual Learner
  • Remembers what they read and write.
  • Enjoys visual projects and presentations.
  • Can remember diagrams, charts, maps well.
  • Understands information best when they SEE it.
Learning Strategies for the Visual Learner
  • Write down things that you want to remember. You will remember them better that way.
  • Look at the person who is speaking to you; it will help you focus.
  • Try to work in a quiet place. Wear earmuffs or earplugs if necessary. Some visual learners do, however, like soft music in the background.
  • If you miss something a teacher says or do not understand, ask politely if they could repeat or explain.
  • Most visual learners learn best alone.
  • When studying, take many notes and write down lots of details.
  • When trying to learn material by writing out notes, cover your notes then re-write. re-writing will help you remember better.
  • Use colour to highlight main ideas.
  • Before starting an assignment, set a goal and write it down. Even post in in front of you. Read it as you do your assignment.
  • Before reading a chapter or a book, preview it first by scanning the pictures, headings and so on.
  • Try to put your desk away from the door and windows and close to the front of the class.
  • Write your own flashcards. Look at them often and write out the main points, then check.
  • Where possible, use charts, maps, posters, films, videos, computer software, OHPs both to study from and to present your work (where appropriate).
Teaching Strategies for the Visual Learner
  • Provide lots of interesting visual material in a variety of formats.
  • Make sure visual presentations are well-organized.
  • During lessons, ensure auditory learners are in a position to hear well.
  • Make handouts and all other written work as visually appealing as possible, and easily read.
  • Make full use of a variety of technologies: computer, OHP, video camera, live video feeds/close circuit TV, photography, internet, etc.
Major Traits of the 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.
Activity Suggestions for the Visual Learner
  • Diagrams
  • Illustrations
  • Graphs
  • Displays
  • Photographs
  • Cartoons
  • Coloring books
  • Slide Shows/Power Point
  • Posters
  • Movies
  • Collages
  • OHP transparencies
  • TV shows
  • Written reports
  • Games
  • Flash cards
  • Writing
  • Crossword & word find puzzles
  • Newspapers
  • Letters
  • Recipes
  • Bulletin boards
  • Magazines
  • Workbooks
  • Reading