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  • 1. Learning Styles andMultiple Intelligences Nicole HeldD. C. Everest Junior High

2. What are learning styles? Learning styles are simply differentapproaches or ways of learning. What are the types of learningstyles? Visual Learners Kinesthetic Audio 3. Visual Learners: learn through seeing... need to see the teachers body languageand facial expression to understand. prefer sitting at the front think in pictures and learn best fromvisual displays including: diagrams,illustrated text books, overheadtransparencies, videos, flipcharts andhand-outs. during a lecture or discussion, visuallearners often take detailed notes. 4. Auditory Learners: learn through listening... learn best through verbal lectures,discussions, talking things throughand listening to what others have tosay written information may have littlemeaning until it is heard. benefit from reading text aloud andusing a tape recorder. 5. Tactile/Kinesthetic Learners: learn through , moving, doing andtouching... learn best through a hands-onactivities and exploring the physicalworld around them. They may find it hard to sit still forlong periods and may becomedistracted by their need for activity and exploration. 6. There is another way we learn. It has more options and will be a better way for you to tell howyou learn 7. Multiple Intelligences 7 areas1. Visual/Spatial Learner2. Verbal Learner3. Logical/Mathematical Learner4. Bodily/Kinesthetic Learner5. Intrapersonal Learner6. Interpersonal Learner 8. Visual/Spatial Learners Ability to see the visual. These people think inpictures and creating pictures in their head tohelp them remember information. Sometimesthey enjoy looking at maps, charts, pictures,videos, and movies. 9. Their Skills Include puzzle building, reading,writing, understandingcharts and graphs, agood sense of direction,sketching, painting,creating visualmetaphors and analogies(perhaps through thevisual arts),manipulating images,constructing, fixing,designing practicalobjects, interpretingvisual images. 10. Possible Career Interests navigators sculptors visual artists inventors architects interior designers mechanics engineers 11. Verbal Learning They use words and language. Theselearners have good hearing skills andnormally are good at talking/speaking. Theythink in words rather than pictures. 12. Their Skills Include listening, speaking,writing, story telling,explaining, teaching,using humor,understanding themeaning of words,rememberinformation, and canconvince someone tosee their point ofview. 13. Possible Career Interests Poet Journalist writer teacher lawyer politician translator 14. Logical/Mathematical Learning Have the ability to use reason, logic (commonsense) and numbers. These people think inpatterns making connections between pieces ofinformation. They are curious about the worldaround them, ask lots of questions, and like todo experiments. 15. Their Skills Include problem solving,classifying andcategorizinginformation, working tofigure out therelationship of objects toeach other, doingcontrolled experiments,questioning andwondering about naturalevents, performingcomplex mathematicalcalculations, workingwith geometric shapes 16. Possible Career Paths Scientists engineers computer programmers researchers accountants mathematicians 17. Bodily/Kinesthetic Learning ability to control bodymovements and handleobjects well. Try to dothings that involvemovement. They have agood sense of balanceand eye-hand co-ordination. (e.g. ballplay, balancing beams).Through interactingwith the space aroundthem, they are able toremember and processinformation (hands-on). 18. Their Skills Include dancing, sports,hands onexperimentation,using body language,crafts, acting,miming, using theirhands to create orbuild, expressingemotions through thebody 19. Possible Career Paths Athletes physical education teachers dancers actors firefighters artisans 20. Musical Learners Can make and appreciate music. Theselearners think in sounds, rhythms and patterns.They immediately respond to music eitherappreciating or criticizing what they hear.Many of these learners are extremely sensitiveto environmental sounds (e.g. crickets, bells,dripping taps). 21. Their Skills Include singing, whistling,playing musicalinstruments,recognizing tonalpatterns, composingmusic, rememberingmelodies,understanding thestructure andrhythm of music 22. Possible career paths Musician disc jockey singer composer 23. Intrapersonal Learning Can relate and understandothers. These people try to seethings from other peoplespoint of view in order tounderstand how they think andfeel. They often have a strangeability to sense feelings,intentions and motivations.They are great organizers.They try to keep peace in-group settings and wantcooperation. The use of verbal(speaking) and non-verballanguage (eye contact, bodylanguage) is used often 24. Their Skills Include seeing things from otherperspectives, listening,feeling bad for others inbad situations,understanding otherpeoples moods andfeelings, counseling,cooperating with groups,noticing peoples moods,communicating bothverbally and non-verbally, building trust,conflict resolution,create good relationshipswith others. 25. Possible Career Paths Counselor salesperson, politician business person 26. Interpersonal Learners These people reflect on their actions and knowthemselves very well. These learners try tounderstand their own feelings, dreams,relationships with others, and strengths andweaknesses. 27. Their Skills Include Recognizing their ownstrengths andweaknesses, reflecting onand studying themselves,have awareness of theirfeelings, desires anddreams, evaluate theirthinking patterns,understanding their rolein relationship to others 28. Possible Career Paths Researchers theorists philosophers 29. Bibliography Some of this information was taken fromLD Pride by Liz Bogod:http://www.ldpride.net/learningstyles.MI.htm#Learning%20Styles%20Explained