DOVER GRAMMAR SCHOOL FOR BOYS

LEARNING STYLES

Clues and Learning Tips

Clues Learning Tips

Visual Learners usually:

Need to see it to know it
Have a strong sense of colour
May have artistic ability
Often have difficulty with spoken directions
May over react to sounds
May have trouble following lectures
Often misinterpret words

Visual Learners should:

Use graphics to reinforce learning; films, slides, illustrations, diagrams and doodles
Colour code to organise notes and possessions
Ask for written directions
Use flow charts and diagrams for note taking
Visualise spelling of words or facts to be memorised

Auditory Learners usually:

Prefer to get information by listening
Need to hear it to know it
May have difficulty following written directions
Have difficulty with reading
Have problems with writing
Are unable to read body language and facial expressions

Auditory Learners should:

Use tapes for reading and for class and lecture notes
Learn by interviewing or by participating in discussions
Have test questions or directions read aloud or put on tape

Kinasthetic Learners usually:

Prefer hands on learning
Are able to assemble parts without reading directions
Have difficulty sitting still
Learn better when physical activity is involved
May be very well co-ordinated and have athletic ability

Kinasthetic Learners should:

Engage in experimental learning (making models, doing lab work and role playing)
Take frequent breaks in study periods
Trace letters and words to learn spelling and remember facts
Use computers to reinforce learning through sense of touch
Memorise or drill while walking or exercising
Express abilities through dance, drama or gymnastics

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