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Learning Styles: Visual, Audio, Kinesthetic

By Naturegirl321 @SharonTEFLTips

Learning Styles: Visual, Audio, Kinesthetic

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Neil Fleming and Barbe and Swassing are both credited with this. It's one of the most common learning style theories and states that people predominately learn with one of the following: visual, audio, and kinesthetic. Fleming now uses VARK to describe his method with the R standing for Reading and Writing. 
Despite the fact that only 30% of students are auditory learners (60% are visual and 10% are kinesthetic), many teachers rely primarily on speaking in class, which means that a large portion of the students are left behind.
The TPR (Total Physical Response) method is a response to allowing students to move around in class. Remember the VAK theory the next time you have a student that won't stop moving in class.
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  • How boys and girls learn differently: different ways of thinking between genders
  • Kolb: converger, accomodator, assimilator, diverger
  • Meyers-Briggs: sensation, intuition, feeling, thinking



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