Learning Styles.

learning-styles

*Image courtesy of  Google*

Learning style differs from person to person. The ability to understand and comprehend things are peculiar among individuals.  Some are slow while others are quick in learning, grasping lectures and teachings.

Every individual is unique and have a unique learning ability.  Ability however is the means to do something, knowing that I can do it; while style is telling me how I do it.  I believe we all learn in multiple ways.  Take driving for example, who learns how to drive based on theory alone?  The practical is as important as the theoretical part.

According to the Dictionary meaning (Dictionary.com), learning style is an individual’s mode of gaining knowledge, especially a preferred or best method.  It is an individual’s unique approach to learning based on strengths, weakness and preference.

My Learning Styles:

Auditory Style:  I best understand through listening and speaking. For example, lectures, group discussions and seminars.

Visual Style:  Maps, diagrams and charts clarify things for me.

Read and Write Style:  I learn through reading and writing. I am a copious note taker or the avid reader.  Here, I find the ability to interpret abstracts, ideas and principles for better clarity.

I embrace the combination style because I see myself torn between these different learning styles.  I adopt each method based on what I have to learn or re-learn. It depends on the specific interest and skill acquisition. And I think that my learning style changes according to my preferred goal (s).  If I am to learn or study a theoretical approach of anything, the reading style work best for me.  Because all I need to do is pick up the text book or engage in e-reading.  As I read, I take down notes of vital points which later become useful tools and sources for me.

I adopt the visual style of learning for more practical things like cooking, baking and other crafts.  I love to stand by the side and watch how a particular banana cake or a chocolate cake is mixed, baked and decorated.  For a crafts subjects, I love to see in order to learn better.  I have come to realise that my ability to bake good cakes, cookies or bread was because I watched someone doing it. I make use of videos no doubt but I like seeing the act live.  I could read and understand the measurement scale but watching the practical and performing it was more rewarding for me.

During my Geography class where I was to learn the Geography of Nigeria, the most effective way to teach me was with the aid of a map rather than doing a verbal description.  So I think visual learning is important to me (learning by seeing).  In my language lessons, I learn faster with the aid of visuals projecting sounds with the mouth and tongue.  I prefer a teacher to add visual components to lectures via the use of graphs, charts and signs.

Another good case to cite is with the Blogging 101 courses. I can’t imagine understanding the art of customizing my blog by merely reading a book. I would totally be confused and even lost. But WordPress made it easier for me through the different methods adopted.  Their teaching method gave me a better understanding of what need to be done and how to do it.

I think it comprises more than one learning styles.  There is the conventional reading and writing style, the collaborative or group learning style (engaging with other Bloggers), the visual learning style. I’ve been able to use the visual method in customizing  my Blog Theme and Widgets through the use of images, videos and diagrams. This gives a deeper explanation which suits me well. I have learned through group work, engaging with other bloggers by reading and commenting in their works.

All these learning styles are handy in honing my blogging skills. And the learning through reading still come tops.

What is your learning style?

What style works best for you?

Do you adopt all or some of the above learning styles?

Thank you for sharing your experience and preferred learning style with me.

 

This post is in response to:  Daily Prompt: Learning Styles, Blogging 101

 

 

Day 11  –  Blogging 101

 

 

 

27 thoughts on “Learning Styles.

  1. Reading this post, i think i have learned about the different learning styles ! Even the picture you have put at the top goes well with what you wanted to convey through your post ! I believe that every talent or skill is hidden and we can find it out only if we give it a try. Well, I never knew i had the skill of writing like anybody else.It was only when i gave it a try that i got to know. That is also learning, isn’t it ? When i do something practically, that’s when i learn best 🙂

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    • We all learn and understand through different ways. Of course, writing is also learning because you read, conduct research to be able to write logically. Thanks Shilpa, for reading and sharing your views. I appreciate. 🙂

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  2. Well documented and the Google picture is very appropriate.
    I have not been able to do the ping back or This post is in response to “Daily Prompt: Learning Styles, Blogging 101”. I did not find that prompt in my editor.

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  4. My learning style is a combination of styles including verbal, mathematical and musical. And some of them may even seem mutually exclusive at first, like social and solitary. Honestly, I do very well by going to workshops and sharing information and discussing topics with others. There are also times when I can learn something just by sitting down and reading. I think it is really helpful for everyone to understand themselves and their own strengths and weaknesses when it comes to learning. That helps us decide on the best options.

    I like your image with the circles shared from Google! It is very easy to read.

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    • Hi Cynthia, It’s nice to see you here. I think this question about learning styles is an individual thing. We are all unique and we adopt a combination of learning styles in our quest for knowledge and skill acquisition. I never really considered my own style of learning until I got the task, lol. I’m glad you liked the image. At first, I didn’t think it was good for the prompt but I’ve come to appreciate that I used it especially with the comments I received. Thanks so very much for sharing your views. 🙂

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  5. Your post is very detailed and I love the idea that you explored for this post. Learning styles of each person is different and to be true I contradict the styles you have mentioned in the picture. >.< I still have to figure it out maybe!!

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    • Thank you, Dear Hemangini for reading. It’s a tricky one and you are not the only one who contradicts the learning styles. It’s different from person to person. I decided to do a detailed intro before tackling the main question of the prompt to give a broad overview. Hope you figure it out fast. 🙂 Do visit again soon. Have a great week ahead. Cheers!

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  6. Yes! I took the Blogging101 class, too, and it was (and is, since I’m still finishing up the last few tasks) invaluable. It really helped me “walk through” the theory, and not just read about it. Thanks for your post.

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    • Hi Abbyfish, You’re very welcome! The Blogging 101 course is a useful resource for any Newbie that wants to start off with a difference. And of course to the seasoned Bloggers too. Goodluck with the tasks – slow and steady wins the race. Hope you’d stop by again, soon. Have a great day. 🙂

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