of what they read
of what they hear
of what they see
of what they see and hear
of what they say
of what they say and do.
F. Rief How to Reach and Teach ADD/ADHD Children:
The Center for Applied Research in Education, 1993, p. 53.
Kolb and Gardiner
have researched this area of learning and have concluded that we all
have different learning styles and that this has probably been evident
from time in memorial but it has been a recent revelation that this
will effect what happens in the classroom.
more information visit the Learning
Styles Resource Page http://www.oswego.edu/~shindler/lstyle.htm
need to see the teacher's body language and facial expression
to fully understand the content of a lesson. They tend to prefer
sitting at the front of the classroom to avoid visual obstructions
(e.g. people's heads). They may think in pictures and learn best
from visual displays including: diagrams, illustrated text books,
overhead transparencies, videos, flipcharts and handouts. During
a lecture or classroom discussion, visual learners often prefer
to take detailed notes to absorb the information.
best through verbal lectures, discussions, talking things through
and listening to what others have to say. Auditory learners interpret
the underlying meanings of speech through listening to tone of
voice, pitch, speed and other nuances. Written information may
have little meaning until it is heard. These learners often benefit
from reading text aloud and using a tape recorder.
persons learn best through a hands-on approach, actively exploring
the physical world around them. They may find it hard to sit still
for long periods and may become distracted by their need for activity