Would you like to accelerate your child’s learning ability and help them retain this knowledge for longer?
Lots of parents struggle as their kids are not engaged in their school work or struggling to retain what they’ve covered in their lessons?
It’s frustrating as we know they’re smart kids, so what’s causing these challenges.
Learning about different learning styles and applying this knowledge can make a huge difference to your child’s academic success.
We use three main sensory receivers to help us learn.
Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic (VAK).
Some studies suggest that we can accelerate our learning if we receive information based on our personal preference for learning.
This study has a few different names but it’s most commonly called the ‘VAK learning styles’ from a model of learning designed by Walter Burke Barbe and later developed by Neil Fleming.
There are a number of different ways that we can learn and each of these learning styles have a few common characteristics.
The common characteristics of each learning style, helps you understand how you prefer to be coached and learn.
If your needs are being met, then you’ll not only learn faster, but can potentially apply the knowledge quicker.
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Video overview of multiple learning styles to improve knowledge retention.
The 3 VAK Learning Styles
These are the 3 key learning style, you’re likely to be dominant in one of them but also a mixture of the three.
Many people have a foot in multiple different camps.
Visual learners absorb knowledge primarily by viewing it, or by visualising it mentally.
• Likes visual objects such as pictures, charts, TV etc.
• Good at non verbal methods of communication, like body language.
• Writes things down to help them remember the details.
Auditory learners learn information mostly by listening to it. They:
• Loves tools like audible. Remembers best from what they hear.
• You’ll notice them using summaries out loud to help with understanding the main points.
• enjoys music in the background
• Often has talents in music and may concentrate better with soft music playing in the background
Tips for Auditory Learner:
• Record lectures and then listen to them
• Repeat material out loud and in your own words
• Discuss materials in your study groups
• Read textbooks aloud
• Listen to wordless background music while studying
Kinaesthetic learners absorb information mostly through movement or touch. They prefer:• Hands on approach, touch, feel etc when learning.
• Prefers to show you how to perform a skill then tell you.
• Often seen chewing or eating whilst studying.
• Chew gum while studying
Some more more modern research suggests that there is one more popular learning style, more commonly overlooked.
This is the reading and writing learners. Which is how many people used to be taught, before smart boards and the internet.
The students who work well in this model, love the written word, such as leaflets, books, handouts and presentations.
As the internet is text heavy, this goes beyond visual learning to being an ideal learning method for people who enjoy research.
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