October 26, 2010
Learning Styles Survey Essay
According to the Learning Styles Survey, there are three different processing styles, in which, our brain is able to learn. We have Visual, Auditory, and Tactile/Kinesthetic styles of learning. The visual learning style has two parts of learning; you have the verbal learning style and the nonverbal style of learning. The Visual/Verbal Learning style is when you are able to learn better when information is presented visually and in a written format. With Visual/Nonverbal learning style, you learn best when information is presented visually, whether it is in a picture or design format. With Tactile/Kinesthetic learning style, you learn best when physically engaged in a “hands on” activity. You also have the Auditory/Verbal learner where you learn best when information is presented auditory in an oral language format. There is no right or wrong way that our brain can process the way that we learn. It is said that if you are aware of how your brain is able to learn better, you have a better chance of studying in a way that will pay off when it’s time to take exams.
I took the Learning Styles Survey and it resulted in a “Tactile/Kinesthetic” learning style. According to the researches, my learners traits are that I remember things that I do very well, I remember best through getting involved in whatever is being learned. I enjoy making and creating things that will help me remember. My learning strategies for the Tactile/Kinesthetic leaners includes studying with music in the background, using flashcards or notes while pacing or walking, taking frequent breaks while studying, sitting near the front row of the class and taking notes. Reading a short story or a chapter in a book but scan the pictures, read headings, and read the first and last paragraph so that I can get the feel for whatever I am reading also using colored construction paper to cover my desk using my favorite colors can help me memorize. I...