Learning is not a one size fits all approach. In order to truly understand how to motivate a student, you must first determine what type of learner they are. We all have our preferential style or mixture of several styles which help make materials more interesting, easier to understand and remember. Presenting content in the optimum style for each student’s comprehension increases their odds of success. Here is a breakdown of the four types of learners, as identified by the VARK model:
Visual learners are the most common among the four styles of learning. These people thrive on being able to see charts, pictures, maps, diagrams and videos that allow them to visualize relationships between ideas. Doing so increases the learners’ ability for critical thinking.
This type of learner prefers to hear information being presented to them rather than it being presented visually or by reading it. Generally, auditory learners excel at writing essays based on lectures they’ve heard, taking oral exams or learning through storytelling. Many times, these individuals exhibit improved comprehension when listening to music or having other background noise while learning.
These individuals learn best by interacting with text. Whether by reading or writing, comprehension is improved using these methods.
Kinesthetic or tactile learners work best by experiencing a hands-on approach to learning. They grasp information by doing rather than listening to a lecture or seeing a presentation. Many times, memory from kinesthetic learning can be short-term unless activities are repetitive.
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