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Learner styles!

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Hey! It's been a while!

So, today we're going to talk a bit about different learner styles.
In fact, there are many ways to classify them. But for today let's talk about three particular:

Visual
Auditory
Kinesthetic


So what do these mean?

If you have a Visual learner style, it means that the main way of getting information for you is through looking at different visual stimuli (texts, pictures, graphs, charts, tables, etc.).

If you have an Auditory learner style, it means that your preferred way of getting information is through audio channels: listening to people talks, music, radio, podcasts, etc.

If you are a Kinesthetic learner, it means that you learn better if any kind of movement is involved, For example, it would be much easier for you to memorise a poem if you walk around the room rather than just sit at your desk.

Why is it important to know your own learner style? Research has shown that students can perform better on tests if they change study habits to fit their own personal learning styles. And as a teacher, I find this information extremely valuable, because if I know my students' learner styles, I can select and organize learning material to suit their preferred style and thus foster quicker and more enjoyable learning.

However, people with one purely dominating learner style are rare. Usually we have a combination of two complementing styles. Here I suggest a test to help you identify your preferred styles so that you can use them to your benefit!

Just download the photo and follow the instructions:


And don't forget to comment about your results! ;)

Also, here's where you can read more about this topic if I got you interested:
www.bcps.org/offices/lis/models/tips/styles.htm...
www.learning-styles-online.com/overview/
www4.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/publ...
homeworktips.about.com/od/homeworkhelp/a/learni...

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Комментарии
2013-08-04 в 20:06 

Rakhmet
Не меняй свои мечты только потому, что не знаешь, как сделать их реальностью. Ты этому научишься.(c)
Hmm... 35,34,33.What makes me sad most is that i have no particular strong style(

2013-08-04 в 20:18 

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Rakhmet, well, your dominating style should definitely be visual. As for kinesthetic or auditory, you can try doing a simple experiment:
Take 2 groups of random (!) foreign words which are new for you! (up to 10 words in each group).
Try to memorize the first group sitting at the table still, looking at the written form and listening how the words sound (use yandex dictionary or thefreedictionary.com). Write down the time it took you to fully memorize the words and their translation.

WIth the second group do the following: write them down together with their phonemic sсript, so that you know how the words are pronounced. Take the list with you and walk around the room saying the words silently in your mind. You can walk, jump, stretch your muscles, do any pleasant movements. Write down the time it took you to fully memorize the words and their translation.

Compare the times. Whichever is the shortest corresponds to your preferred learner style :)

2013-08-05 в 00:52 

Rakhmet
Не меняй свои мечты только потому, что не знаешь, как сделать их реальностью. Ты этому научишься.(c)
Thank you Shinmaya.I'll definitely try it tomorrow and let you know about results)
P.S. You're amazing writer and, I'm pretty sure incredible teacher)

2013-08-05 в 01:39 

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Rakhmet, and let you know about results

please, do! I am really very interested in these!

thank you for your kind words! ;)

2013-08-05 в 21:47 

Rakhmet
Не меняй свои мечты только потому, что не знаешь, как сделать их реальностью. Ты этому научишься.(c)
So, I did the experiments and here the results!)
First group of words I memorized sitting at the table and listening to the wordssound, and time it took is 7:25.8
Second group took only 3:37.6. I was surprised how fast I memorized them.
Thanks for advices,It was quite fun doing all these experiments)

2013-08-05 в 22:14 

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Rakhmet, then you're definitely visual/kinaesthetic!
I'm glad you've enjoyed doing this experiment ;)

2013-09-21 в 19:25 

IQI
Ничто так не укрепляет семейные ценности, как старый добрый зомби-апокалипсис.
My results are 37, 38, 36, so it's hard to define exactly, what my type is. Audition score is the lowest, but I enjoy llistening to audio books. I think I am an audial, so the results surprised me.

2014-03-04 в 21:52 

Bro Tso
my results in this test: 48/49/32
I'm visual/kinaesthetic :)

2014-03-04 в 22:05 

Dirk_Gently
Shinmaya aka Fred -------> Dirk_Gently
Цоба Кин, good to know then :)

   

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