Different learning styles

Every individual adopts his own learning style and technique.

What are the different learning styles?

These are different methods how people tend to learn new matters. There is no fixed learning style – a  person combines an assortment of learning styles.  Some may find that a particular style is dominant to another, with far less use of other kinds.  Others may find that they use various forms depending on the circumstance and scenario.  There is no right or wrong technique.  The dominant learning style is developed throughout a life time.

The Management adopts a learning styles according to the recipient. Multiple learning styles and new approaches are implemented in order to guide, mentor and support staff.  The old schooling method is being developed.  In a modern world, the classroom basis, book-based teaching, repetitions and pressured exams are being reinforced and reviewed.  The main problem in this old school method is that one may often label those who are “bright” and those who do not find these methods effective as students of the “lower class”.  This can create positive and negative spirals of classifying recipients into smart or dumb.

The trainer has to recognize and understand the trainee’s own learning style and adopt the best suitable technique. This improves the speed and the quality of the learning outcome.

There are 8 different learning styles which may be implemented:

  • Visual (spatial): the usage of pictures and images.
  • Aural (auditory – musical): the usage of sound and music
  • Verbal (linguistic): the usage of words in speech and writing
  • Physical (kinesthetic): the usage of the body, hands and sense of touch
  • Logical (mathematical): the usage of logic, reasoning and systems
  • Social (interpersonal): the learning method in groups and other people
  • Solitary (intrapersonal): the learning method of being alone and use self-studies
  • Natural (experience): the usage of past experiences to continue develop upon the capabilities

Different Learning Styles

These learning styles guide people to their particular learning approach. They also influence the individual’s experiences and even the phraseology when communicating.

Research shows that each learning style uses different parts of the brain. Stimulation of the brain during the learning process enables the individual  to better  remember what is being learnt. Researchers using brain-imaging technologies have been able to find out the key areas of the brain responsible for each learning style.

The old school method of lecturing and sitting in classes is not the most affective manner to for anyone to develop his learning skills.

Class tuition is being updated through these methods – learners are being supported to improve their knowledge input and eventual attitude.