Everyone learns differently. This brief article reviews some of the common learning styles people employ. It’s good to know your unique learning preferences and those of your loved ones. Here are a few (note: most people have a mix of styles):
• Visual (spatial): You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
• Aural (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
• Verbal (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
• Physical (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
• Logical (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
• Social (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
• Solitary (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.
Research indicates that each learning style uses different parts of the brain. By involving more of the brain during learning, we remember more of what we learn. There are inventories that help assess your preferred learning styles and techniques that help you learn better based on your unique style of learning.