BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in June 2003We've left it here for reference.More information

2 September 2014
Accessibility help
Text only
Go Get It!

BBC Homepage
BBC NI Schools

»Go get it

Get sussed

Getting there

Get that job

Get work in NI

Careers toolbox

Teachers
   Learning styles
Occupational afternoons
Careers club
Careers convention
Careers library
Mock interviews
Enterprise activities
Pupil health & safety
Campus/ Industrial visit
Partnerships
Work placements
Links

Parents  

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 
Get
sussed
Get sussed Getting
there
Getting there Get
that job
Get that job Get work
in NI
Get work in NI Careers
toolbox
Career toolbox
 


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
seeing
who learn through
listening
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%

Click here to download a PDF version of this documentSave this document to your desktop as an RTF

 

 
Next Teachers:
Occupational Afternoons
Get sussed Getting there Get that job Get work in NI Career toolbox


About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy