The way identify your learning styles.

Everyone processes and learns new information in different ways; however, no one can clearly identify what is your learning style. Then I will give some needed information to help you about this problem.
Firstly, what does learning style mean? Learning style is an individual’s natural or habitual pattern of acquiring and processing information in learning situations (James, W.; Gardner, D. (1995)). Learning styles are simply different approaches or ways of learning. Secondly, what are types of learning styles? There are three main cognitive learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. Now I will give the common characteristics of each learning style to you in order to help you know how learn and what methods of learning best fits you.
Common Characteristics
Visual: – Uses visual objects such as graphs, charts, pictures, and seeing information
– Can read body language well and has a good perception of aesthetics
– Able to memorize and recall various information
– Tends to remember things that are written down
Auditory: – Retains information through hearing and speaking
– Often prefers to be told how to do things and then summarizes the main points aloud to help with memorization
– Notices different aspects of speaking
Kinesthetic: – Likes to use the hands-on approach to learn new material
– Is generally good in math and science
– Would rather demonstrate how to do something rather than verbally explain it
– Usually prefers group work more than others
I know that there are many types of learning style with different characteristics, and I only support some basic characteristic, so you should find and research many resources to know how to identify your learning style. Thanks for your attention.
References
1. James, W.; Gardner, D. (1995). “Learning styles: Implications for distance learning”. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education.
2. Cuyamaca College. (2003). Visual learning. Retrieved July 3, 2008, from: http://www.cuyamaca.edu/eops/DSPS/resourcesvis.asp
3. Landsberger, J., (2008). Study guides and strategies: Visual/spatial learning. Retrieved July 3, 2008, from: http://www.studygs.net/visual.htm
4. Wong, L. (2006). Essential study skills (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.

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