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Teachers: learning styles

By discovering how pupils learn, educators can provide opportunities for pupils to capitalise on their strengths and improve their employability skills.

There are three main types of learner Click each icon to find out more!
Visual learners Auditory learners Kinaesthetic learners
Visual learners Auditory learners Kinaesthetic learners
  who learn through
who learn through
who learn through
moving, doing
and touching

Visual learners like to learn using written information, notes, diagrams and pictures. They prefer to take detailed notes during presentations. Sometimes a visual learner cannot learn material unless it has been seen in a written format. They are most effective in written communication.

Auditory learners relate best to the spoken word. They listen to a lesson and may write notes later. They are happy to rely on printed notes. Often auditory learners will not understand written information until they have heard it. Auditory learners tend to be sophisticated speakers.

Kinaesthetic learners acquire skills by imitation and practice. They learn effectively through touch and movement and space. Because knowledge and skills are not taught in a style that suits their learning methods, kinaesthetic learners can appear slow.

Visual learners - 65%Auditory learners - 30%Kinaesthetic learners - 5%

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