Learning Styles - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


PPT – Learning Styles PowerPoint presentation | free to view - id: 21407b-MGNmN


The Adobe Flash plugin is needed to view this content

Get the plugin now

View by Category
About This Presentation

Learning Styles


Many times children inherit the learning styles of their parents. Please take a few minutes to complete this ... Find reasons to tinker or move when bored ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

Number of Views:4301
Avg rating:5.0/5.0
Slides: 13
Provided by: wcp3


Write a Comment
User Comments (0)
Transcript and Presenter's Notes

Title: Learning Styles

Learning Styles
  • Anne Barnette Zalubowski
  • February 20, 2008

Learning Styles Inventory
  • Many times children inherit the learning styles
    of their parents.
  • Please take a few minutes to complete this
    inventory (blue paper) to learn your best style.
  • After completing the inventory please score it
    (green paper).

Visual Learner Characteristics
  • Need to see it to know it they like to see what
    they are learning
  • Have a strong sense of color and benefit from
    illustrations and presentations that use color
  • May be artistic
  • Are usually neat and clean
  • Often close their eyes to visualize or remember
  • Often attracted to written or spoken language
    rich in imagery
  • Find passive surroundings ideal and prefer
    stimuli to be isolated from auditory and
    kinesthetic distraction

Visual Learner Characteristics
  • Often have difficulty with following oral
  • May over-react to sounds
  • May have trouble following lectures
  • Often misunderstand words
  • Take numerous detailed notes
  • Can get distracted without visual stimuli

Auditory Learner Characteristics
  • Need to hear it to know it
  • Acquire knowledge by listening or reading aloud
  • Remember by verbalizing lessons to themselves
  • Sit where they can hear but may not pay attention
    to demonstrations
  • Shouldnt need to hear directions more than once
    to perform action
  • Frequently confided in by friends and family
    because of their listening skills

Auditory Learner Characteristics
  • May have difficulty with reading and writing
  • Often have difficulty with written directions
  • Often misunderstand body language and facial
  • Hum or talk to themselves

Kinesthetic Learner Characteristics
  • Need hands on approach to know it
  • Often can assemble parts without reading
  • Learn better when physical activity is involved
  • May be very well coordinated and have athletic
  • Enjoy field trips and tasks that involve
    manipulating materials
  • Speak with their hands and with gestures
  • Appreciate physically expressed encouragement
    (ex. pat on the back)

Kinesthetic Learner Characteristics
  • Have difficulty sitting still
  • Need to take frequent breaks
  • Can remember what was done, but have difficulty
    recalling what was said or seen
  • Find reasons to tinker or move when bored
  • Rely on what they can directly experience or
    perform struggle with listening or visual

Visual Learning Tips
  • Use graphics charts, organizers, diagrams,
  • Color code notes and possessions
  • Ask for written directions
  • Use diagrams and webs for note taking
  • Practice visualizing or picturing words and
    concepts in your head
  • Make to-do lists and use agenda or assignment
  • Use flash cards

Auditory Learning Tips
  • Use tape recorder for lectures, brainstorming
    ideas, or writing
  • Participate in class discussions
  • Ask for directions to be read aloud
  • Repeat spelling words or information aloud to
  • After you read something, summarize it and recite
    it aloud.

Kinesthetic Learning Tips
  • Do as much hands-on as possible models, lab
    work, role plays, posters, etc.
  • Take frequent, short study breaks
  • Trace letters and words to learn spelling and
    remember facts (sand paper, play-doh, pudding)
  • Use the computer for projects
  • Memorize or drill while walking or exercising
  • Express abilities through dance, drama, or sports
  • Take notes on everything
  • To learn facts write them several times and
    make study sheets
  • Associate class material with real-world things

Final thoughts
  • Many of the kinesthetic tips can be used with all
    elementary aged children due to lower attention
    spans and maturity levels
  • Help your children understand their learning
    styles and how to advocate for themselves.
  • Thank you!
About PowerShow.com