Learning Styles Essay

1849 Words Sep 5th, 2008 8 Pages

Learning Styles of Our Lives
Parker, Bobby
American Military University

Learning Styles of Our Lives
We are faced with many different learning experiences. Some of these experiences have made a better impact than others. We can attribute this to our learning style. A person’s learning style is the method through which they gain information about their environment. Research is going on all over the world to help explain learning styles. To me, it is our responsibility to learn about these different learning styles so we can appeal to every type of learner in our world. Howard Gardner has elaborated on the concept of learning style through what he calls “multiple
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These activities will allow the student to use words to learn material and express what they have learned through words. The “visual spatial intelligence” has the ability to think in pictures (Gardner 65). They perceive the visual world accurately and are able to think in three-dimensional terms. According to Gardner, visual learners can easily recreate something that they have seen (Gardner 67). Art is usually a strong area for a student who learns this way. Constructing things is another activity that comes easily to this type of learner. They have a knack for turning ideas into concrete examples (Gardner 67). An example of this type of student is some one who can bring an architectural design from their minds to paper and then into a model. A person strong in this type of “intelligence” (Gardner 133) has a keen awareness between space and objects. The student who learns best visually will most often sit near the front of the class. They need to see the teacher’s body language and facial expressions to fully understand the content of a lesson. This type of learner learns best from visual display. Diagrams, illustrated textbooks, videos, flipcharts, and handouts are crucial to the learning of this type of “intelligence” (Gardner 24). Activities that this type of learner will excel at include: creating collages and posters, storyboarding, painting, and photographing. People who are strong in the “visual

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