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Different learning methods


As the world rapidly advances and develops, so do our methods of learning. It’s no longer enough to simply read and memorize facts; we need to be able to think critically and understand deeper concepts. Luckily, there are a variety of learning methods out there that can help us do just that. In this context, we’ll explore five learning methods — visual, verbal, auditory, kinesthetic (physical), and logical—and discuss their benefits and drawbacks. Read on to learn more about these popular learning techniques and how they can help you broaden your knowledge base.

Visual learning

Visual learning is often thought of as being a “late bloomer” learning method. This is because individuals who struggle with reading and writing often find this to be the most difficult way to learn. However, for those who are able to use this method effectively, it can be extremely powerful. When it comes to visual learning, there are a few different ways that information can be presented. The most common is through pictures and diagrams. However, some people also prefer to learn through video or even by looking at 3D models. One of the benefits of visual learning is that it can often be easier to remember information when it is presented in a visually appealing way. For example, if you are trying to learn about the different parts of a plant, it will be much easier to remember if you are looking at a diagram with labels than if you are just reading a list of words. Another benefit of visual learning is that it can help you understand concepts that are otherwise difficult to grasp. For example, if you are having trouble understanding how photosynthesis works, looking at a diagram of the process can often make it much easier to understand. There are some drawbacks to visual learning as well. One is that it can be very time-consuming to create visuals that are effective for learning. Another is that not everyone learns best through visuals. Some people find that they need to hear or read information in order to really understand it.

Verbal learning

There are different types of learners out there. Some people learn best by listening to audio, some by watching visuals, and others through physical movement. And then there are those who learn best by logical reasoning. If you’re a verbal learner, you likely remember things best by hearing them. You might have a hard time reading and writing, but you can usually listen to something once and remember it for years. If you’re an auditory learner, you learn best by listening. This means that lectures and podcasts are probably your friend. You might find it difficult to sit still and read for long periods of time, but if you can listen to someone talk about a topic, you’ll likely remember it well. If you’re a kinesthetic learner, you learn best through physical movement. This means that hands-on activities are probably your thing. You might have trouble sitting still for long periods of time, but if you can be up and moving around while learning something, you’ll likely remember it better. If you’re a logical learner, you learn best by reasoning things out step-by-step. This means that puzzles, logic games, and other similar activities are probably your thing. You might have trouble understanding concepts that aren’t presented in a linear fashion, but if you can see how everything fits together in a step-by-step manner, you’ll likely remember.

Auditory learning

Auditory learners are those who learn best by hearing and listening. This type of learner often prefers to have someone read aloud to them or to listen to audio recordings of information. They may also benefit from repeating what they’ve heard out loud themselves. If you’re an auditory learner, you might find it helpful to:

• Read out loud 

• Listen to audio books or podcasts 

• Take notes while someone is speaking 

• Say information out loud to yourself 

• Attend lectures or talks

Kinesthetic learning

Kinesthetic learning, which some people call tactile learning or physical learning, is a style of processing information through touch and movement. Participating in on-the-job training, building simulations and performing experiments are all forms of kinesthetic learning. The kinesthetic learners who have memories associated with emotions learning can be facilitated through dance, debate, drama, role-play, and charades.

Kautokeino / Guovdageaidnu 2023-02-26

By Roger K. Olsson

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