Visual learners


Visual learners learn most thoroughly and efficiently, when material is presented to them using diagrams, flowcharts, time lines, films, and demonstrations. Visual learners tend to be spatial, or relate to, and have an eye for, size and space. They must learn to take intensive notes, because they tend to forget spoken words and ideas. Many teachers' and instructors' teaching styles do not include many visual aids, but rather are often strict, traditional lecture. Many teachers and instructors will write key words on the chalkboard or overhead projector. Although the students actually see the words, visual learners prefer visual aids without words, i.e., pictures, images, models, and objects. Carter suggests that visual/spatial learners should:

 

Verbal or linguistic learners


Verbal learners learn most thoroughly and efficiently, when material is presented to them audibly. They retain information if they repeat it audibly to themselves what they were taught. For example, some verbal learners may read their notes aloud to themselves as a study method. Just as Active learners, verbal learners often retain the information given through repetition when they discuss or explain the material to others. Just as Active learners, verbal learners are often interpersonal. They would rather have someone explain in detail how to accomplish a task, rather than view a physical, visual demonstration. Verbal learners often prefer to learn through reading. They may read aloud to themselves for more efficient comprehension. Many teachers and instructors target verbal learners in the traditional classroom setting. Carter suggests that verbal/linguistic learners should:


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