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Learning Styles

Overview

There are many different theories and views of learning styles and approaches to learning. You may have heard of people talking about 'visual learners', 'kinaesthetic learners' and others. An overview of these different learning styles can be seen below:

  • Visual (spatial) Learners - Learners who prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.

  • Aural (auditory-musical) Learners - Learners who prefer using sound and music.

  • Verbal (linguistic) Learners - Learners who prefer using words, both in speech and writing.

  • Physical (kinaesthetic) Learners - Learners who prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.

  • Logical (mathematical) Learners - Learners who prefer  using logic, reasoning and systems.

  • Social (interpersonal) Learners - Learners who prefer to learn in groups or with other people.

  • Solitary (intrapersonal) Learners - Learners who prefer to work alone and use self-study. 

From the list above you may already know the type of learner you are and you may have a better idea of techniques that you should develop (combined with time management, note taking etc.). However, you may still have some difficulty, or would like a better interpretation of your learning style. There are many tools available that will provide you with a more comprehensive analysis of your learning style and also can provide you with more practical tips for studying.

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Learning Styles Questionnaire

Different Learning Styles

Contents

1. Learning Styles

2. General Study Skills

3. Note Taking in Lectures

4. Reading Skills