Learning styles

If you are someone who trains or teaches others, adults or children, you’ll know that when teaching them you need to be aware that everyone learns in different ways, because not everyone has the same learning style.

If you aren’t a trainer, you may not be aware that there are different learning styles, so I thought I’d share some information about the 6 different learning styles today.


Visual learners learn by sight. These learners benefit from:

  • Images and diagrams
  • Graphics and visuals
  • Charts
  • Maps
  • Mind-maps
  • Flash cards


Auditory learners learn by hearing. These learners benefit from:

  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Group discussions
  • Verbal repetition
  • Sound recordings
  • Mnemonic devices


Read/write learners learn by reading and writing. These learners benefit from:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Making detailed notes
  • Re-writing notes to revise
  • Viewing information in word form


Kinaesthetic learners learn by touch. These learners benefit from:

  • Movement
  • Tactile representations
  • Models and materials
  • Physical interactions
  • Hands-on approaches
  • Experience and practice


We all learn, and cement that learning in different ways, so what is your learning style? Maybe it depends what it is you are learning, what your learning style is. Whatever your learning style, never let anyone tell you you are not doing the right things to learn, because, as I’ve said, we all learn in different ways, so what works for one person, may not work for you.

Keep on learning!

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