Kg to 5th class
For years teachers and students have had to struggle with how to teach and how to learn. Each teacher has their particular style but then so do most students. The problems develop when teachers and students don’t match. You may also be wondering why some teachers were “better” teachers than others or why you liked a certain subject over another. These are actually very important observations.
We have prefer these seven Learning Styles
Visual (spatial): We prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
Aural (auditory-musical): We prefer using sound and music.
Verbal (linguistic): We prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
Physical (kinesthetic): We prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
Logical (mathematical): We prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
Social (interpersonal): We prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
Solitary (intrapersonal): We prefer to work alone and use self-study.
If your child will trend with in these way, he/she will become more inteligent in coming year challenges.
As a Special Education teacher it was important for me to understand those differences in order to maximize my students’ learning potential. It is just as important for all parents and teachers to do the same. Watch your children and students. Listen to what they want and their interests. Compare the differences between how they learn Aurally and Visually as well as the other styles outlined above. Compare how they interact with others while learning in a group or by themselves. Each observation will bring you closer to understanding their special gifts and will reveal to you more effective ways to teach them using their preferred learning styles.
Educators have long been aware that learning is not one-size-fits-all. In a typical classroom, some kids process information best by hearing the teacher explain it, some learn by seeing what’s on the chalkboard, and others learn through hands-on exercises. Colleges have increasingly begun teaching new students about learning styles so they can develop effective study habits.
And many schools conduct surveys to give teachers insight into the learning styles of their students. Three basic learning styles are auditory, kinesthetic, and visual.
Auditory learners prefer listening to explanations over reading them and may like to study by reciting information aloud. This type of learner may want to have background music while studying, or they may be distracted by noises and need a quiet space to study.
Kinesthetic learners learn by doing and touching. They may have trouble sitting still while studying, and they are better able to understand information by writing it down or doing hands-on activities.
Visual learners process new information by reading, looking at graphics, or watching a demonstration. Children with this learning style can grasp information presented in a chart or graph, but they may grow impatient listening to an explanation.
Most people use a combination of styles but have a clear preference for one. Understanding your child’s learning style can reduce homework frustrations and make it easier for families to communicate. She observed different learning styles while working as a teacher’s aide, and she started researching strategies for working with different learning styles when her daughter began having trouble in elementary school.